associative storage


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associative storage

[ə′sō·sē‚ād·iv ′stȯr·ij]
(computer science)
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CAM

(1) (Computer-Aided Manufacturing) The automation of manufacturing systems and techniques, including numerical control, process control, robotics and materials requirements planning (MRP). See CAD and CAD/CAM.

(2) (CAMera) See Webcam, front-facing camera, rear-facing camera and network camera.

(3) (Content Addressable Memory) A hardware technique used for fast table lookups. See content-addressable memory.

(4) (Common Access Method) An ANSI standard interface that provides a common language between drivers and SCSI host adapters. See SCSI and ASPI.

(5) (Customer Asset Management) In the 1990s, a term that was first coined for and later replaced with "customer relationship management (CRM). See CRM.
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