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Definition: often called random access memory, or RAM, because the computer can access any part of that memory at any time. The computer uses it memory to store programs that are being executed, along with their data. RAM is limited in size and does not retain its contents when the computer is turned off.
Source: Reges & Stepp, 2007
Example: Example sentence for context: "The computer’s memory is important: users can store programs, pictures, files and etc."