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external memory

[ek¦stərn·əl ′mem·rē]
(computer science)
Any storage device not an integral part of a computer system, such as a magnetic tape or a deck of cards.
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external memory

(storage)
A vague term for slower, non-volatile storage, usually magnetic disk, in contrast to main memory which is usually volatile semiconductor RAM.
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external memory

Typically refers to storage in an external hard drive or on the Internet. The main "memory" in the computer is the computer's workspace, not its storage facility. See external storage.
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