form of the physical store

form of the physical store

[′fȯrm əvthə ¦fiz·ə·kəl ′stȯr]
(computer science)
The code store considered as a physical structure, which can exhibit many different forms: discrete (cards), continuous (tapes), linear (tapes), cylindrical (drums), three-dimensional (array of cores), disks, strips, sheets, reels, and so on.