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Definition of RAM

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main memory \main memory\ n. (Computers) The memory in a computer that holds programs and data for rapid access during execution of a program; it usually hold the largest quantity of rapid-access storage in a computer;
     -- also called {RAM} ({random access memory}. It is contrasted to {ROM}, {disk data storage}, {cache}, {registers} and other forms of data storage. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Ram \Ram\ (r[a^]m), n. [AS. ramm, ram; akin to OHG. & D. ram, Prov. G. ramm, and perh. to Icel. ramr strong.]
     1. The male of the sheep and allied animals. In some parts of England a ram is called a {tup}. [1913 Webster]

     2. (Astron.)
        (a) Aries, the sign of the zodiac which the sun enters about the 21st of March. (b) The constellation Aries, which does not now, as formerly, occupy the sign of the same name. [1913 Webster]

     3. An engine of war used for butting or battering. Specifically: (a) In ancient warfare, a long beam suspended by slings in a framework, and used for battering the walls of cities; a battering-ram. (b) A heavy steel or iron beak attached to the prow of a steam war vessel for piercing or cutting down the vessel of an enemy; also, a vessel carrying such a beak. [1913 Webster]

     4. A hydraulic ram. See under {Hydraulic}.
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     5. The weight which strikes the blow, in a pile driver, steam hammer, stamp mill, or the like. [1913 Webster]

     6. The plunger of a hydraulic press.
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     {Ram's horn}.
        (a) (Fort.) A low semicircular work situated in and commanding a ditch. [Written also {ramshorn}.]
            --Farrow.
        (b) (Paleon.) An ammonite.
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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Ram \Ram\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Rammed} (r[a^]md); p. pr. & vb. n. {Ramming}.]
     1. To butt or strike against; to drive a ram against or through; to thrust or drive with violence; to force in; to drive together; to cram; as, to ram an enemy's vessel; to ram piles, cartridges, etc. [1913 Webster]

              [They] rammed me in with foul shirts, and smocks, socks, foul stockings, greasy napkins. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     2. To fill or compact by pounding or driving.
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              A ditch . . . was filled with some sound materials, and rammed to make the foundation solid.
                                                    --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

RAM
         Random Access Memory (RAM, IC)


V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

RAM
         Rate Adaptive Mode (DSL)


V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

RAM
         Rarely Adequate Memory (slang)


V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

102 Moby Thesaurus words for "ram":
     assault, bear, bear upon, bellwether, billy, billy goat, boar, boost, bubbly-jock, buck, bull, bulldoze, bullock, bump, bump against, bunt, butt, butt against, chanticleer, cock, cockerel, collide, cram, crowd, dig, dog, drake, drive, elbow, entire, entire horse, ewe, ewe lamb, fall aboard, force, gander, goad, gobbler, hart, he-goat, head into, hurtle, hustle, jab, jam, jam-pack, jog, joggle, jolt, jostle, jumbuck, lamb, lambkin, mutton, nudge, pang, peacock, pile drive, plunge, poke, press, prod, punch, push, ram down, rattle, rooster, run, run against, run broadside on, run down, run in, run into, sail into, shake, sheep, shoulder, shove, sink, stab, stag, stallion, steer, stick, stot, stress, stud, studhorse, stuff, tamp, teg, thrust, tom, tom turkey, tomcat, top cow, top horse, tup, turkey gobbler, turkey-cock, wether, yeanling


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