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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. computer storage that is not lost when the power is turned off;
[syn: non-volatile storage, nonvolatile storage]


WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

non-volatile storage n 1: computer storage that is not lost when the power is turned off [syn: non-volatile storage, nonvolatile storage] [ant: volatile storage]
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

non-volatile storage non-volatile non-volatile memory persistent memory volatile memory volatile storage (NVS, persistent storage, memory) A term describing a storage device whose contents are preserved when its power is off. Storage using magnetic media (e.g. magnetic disks, magnetic tape or bubble memory) is normally non-volatile by nature whereas semiconductor memories (static RAM and especially dynamic RAM) are normally volatile but can be made into non-volatile storage by having a (rechargable) battery permanently connected. Dynamic RAM is particularly volatile since it looses its data, even if the power is still on, unless it is refreshed. An acoustic delay line is a (very old) example of a volatile storage device. Other examples of non-volatile storage are EEPROM, CD-ROM, paper tape and punched cards. (2000-05-22)