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Definition of Cache

Babylon English

conceal; hide away
hoard, stash; storage area containing data that the computer will need soon (Computers); hiding place
Cache Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
A hole in the ground, or hiding place, for concealing and preserving provisions which it is inconvenient to carry.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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cache
\cache\ (?), n. [f., a hiding place, fr. cacher to conceal, to hide.] a hole in the ground, or hiding place, for concealing and preserving provisions which it is inconvenient to carry. [
cache
n
1. a hidden storage space (for money or provisions or weapons)
2. a secret store of valuables or money [syn: hoard, stash]


3. (computer science) ram memory that is set aside as a specialized buffer storage that is continually updated; used to optimize data transfers between system elements with different characteristics [syn: memory cache]
v : save up as for future use [syn: hoard, stash, lay away, hive up, squirrel away]





  similar words(19) 



 second level cache 
 fully associative cache 
 set associative cache 
 level 2 cache 
 memory cache 
 cache miss 
 cache conflict 
 virtual cache 
 pb cache 
 cache hit 
 cache line 
 secondary cache 
 primary cache 
 level 1 cache 
 level two cache 
 l2 cache 
 l1 cache 
 direct mapped cache 
 level one cache 
Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
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WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. a hidden storage space (for money or provisions or weapons)
(hypernym) storage space
(derivation) hoard, stash, lay away, hive up, squirrel away
2. a secret store of valuables or money
(synonym) hoard, stash
(hypernym) store, stock, fund
(derivation) hoard, stash, lay away, hive up, squirrel away
3. (computer science) RAM memory that is set aside as a specialized buffer storage that is continually updated; used to optimize data transfers between system elements with different characteristics
(synonym) memory cache
(hypernym) buffer, buffer storage, buffer store
(hyponym) disk cache
(classification) computer science, computing

Verb
1. save up as for future use
(synonym) hoard, stash, lay away, hive up, squirrel away
(hypernym) save, lay aside, save up
(derivation) hoard, stash
Cache Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Internet PR glossary
Readily accessible computer memory for efficiently storing frequently-accessed items.
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Cache Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
US Zip Codes
State: ILLINOIS
City: CACHE
State: OKLAHOMA
City: CACHE
DOD Dictionary of Military Terms
A source of subsistence and supplies, typically containing items such as food, water, medical items, and/or communications equipment, packaged to prevent damage from exposure and hidden in isolated locations by such methods as burial, concealment, and/or submersion, to support isolated personnel. See also concealment; evader; evasion; recovery; recovery operations. (JP 3-50)
  
Source: U.S. Department of Defense, Joint Doctrine Division. ( About )
Cache Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
Vb Glossary 1.0
cache

A special memory subsystem in which frequently used data values are duplicated for quick access. A memory cache stores the contents of frequently accessed RAM locations and the addresses where these data items are stored.
Website design & Internet terms
Part of the computer memory that stores information for quick retrieval. When a computer displays a web page the information is stored so that if the page is visited again information can be retrieved from within the local computer rather than being downloaded from the network. Information obtained from the internet is stored in a temporary file (cache) which has a pre determined capacity so that when it becomes full new information replaces the old. Cached files can be removed from your computer but it does not happen automatically.
A Glossary of Internet & PC Terminology
A Cache Memory is a small but very fast memory used to store frequently used Data or instructions. It tries to "guess" what data is going to be needed next by the Processor . The Cache can be:-
 Level 1 (Primary) Cache - part of the processor itself - fast expensive
 Level 2 (Secondary) Cache - Mounted on the Motherboard slower than Level 1
WebGuest Web Glossary
Area of your computer memory or directory on your hard disk. This is the place where your browser stores viewed Web pages . When you return to a page, the browser gets this page from the cache, saving you time. However, if you return to a page that changes a lot, you need to click the "Reload" button on your browser to get the latest version.
Jensen's Technology Glossary
A storage area in both RAM (cache memory) and disc drives (cache controllers) that keeps frequently accessed instructions more readily accessible. (See also Bus )
INTERNET TERMS&ACRONYMSV1.0
A region of memory where frequently accessed data can be srored for rapid access.Browsers such as Netscape or Microsoft Internet Explorer hold copies of recently visited web files,both HTML,and binary files ,in disk memory.This disk space memory is called as the cache.It offers the advantage of much quicker loading when files are stored on disk than when they must be transferred from the web.
Glossary of Computer and Internet Terms
Pronounced like "cash", not "catch", and definitely not "cashé". There are many different types of caches but they all serve basically the same purpose. They store recently-used information in a place where it can be accessed extremely fast. For example, a web browser like Netscape Navigator uses a cache to store the pages, images, sounds, and URLs of web sites you visit on your hard drive. With this neat strategy, when you visit a page you have recently been to, everything doesn't have to be downloaded to your computer all over again. Because accessing your computer's hard disk is much faster than accessing the Internet, this speeds up web browsing significantly. Your computer also uses disk caching, which stores information you have recently read from your hard disk in the computer's RAM. Since accessing RAM is much faster than reading data off the hard disk, this helps speed up common functions on your computer. One more type of cache is a processor cache which stores small amounts of information on or next to the processor. This helps make the processing of common instructions much more efficient, thereby speeding up computation time. Neat, huh?
The CD Recordable Glossary
A portion of RAM used for temporary storage of data which must be accessed very quickly. In applications which run from CD-ROMs, the cache is typically used to store directory files.
Panda Software Glossary
This is a small section of the computer’s memory.
Cache Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Cache may refer to:
  • Caching or hoarding (animal behavior), a food storing behavior of animals
  • Treasure trove, a valuable cache which has been lost, or left unclaimed by the owner, or a place where items are stored
  • Geocaching, an outdoor treasure-hunting game

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Cache Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
Outdoor Glossary
a placement of food and / or supplies along or near a trail or route of travel for future use.
Cache Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
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