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working storage[′wərk·iŋ ′stȯr·ij]
An area of main memory that is reserved by the programmer for storing temporary or intermediate values. Also known as working space.
In COBOL (computer language), a section in the data division used for describing the name, structure, usage, and initial value of program variables that are neither constants nor records of input/output files.