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STORAGE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does storage mean? 

STORAGE (noun)
  The noun STORAGE has 6 senses:

1. the act of storing something
2. a depository for goods
3. the commercial enterprise of storing goods and materials
4. (computer science) the process of storing information in a computer memory or on a magnetic tape or disk
5. an electronic memory device
6. depositing in a warehouse

  Familiarity information: STORAGE used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


STORAGE (noun)


Sense 1storage [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of storing something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("storage" is a kind of...):

holding; keeping; retention (the act of retaining something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "storage"):

filing (preservation and methodical arrangement as of documents and papers etc.)


Sense 2storage [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A depository for goods

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

storehouse; storage; entrepot; depot; store

Context example:

storehouses were built close to the docks

Hypernyms ("storage" is a kind of...):

deposit; depositary; depository; repository (a facility where things can be deposited for storage or safekeeping)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "storage"):

storage warehouse; warehouse (a storehouse for goods and merchandise)

treasure house (a storehouse for treasures)

railhead (a railroad depot in a theater of operations where military supplies are unloaded for distribution)

magazine; powder magazine; powder store (a storehouse (as a compartment on a warship) where weapons and ammunition are stored)

garner; granary (a storehouse for threshed grain or animal feed)

dump (a place where supplies can be stored)


Sense 3storage [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The commercial enterprise of storing goods and materials

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("storage" is a kind of...):

business; business enterprise; commercial enterprise (the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "storage"):

cold storage (refrigerated storage for preservation)

stowage; stowing (the act of packing or storing away)

tankage (the act of storing in tanks)


Sense 4storage [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(computer science) the process of storing information in a computer memory or on a magnetic tape or disk

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Hypernyms ("storage" is a kind of...):

computer operation; machine operation (an elementary operation that a computer is designed and built to perform)

Domain category:

computer science; computing (the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "storage"):

fragmentation ((computer science) the condition of a file that is broken up and stored in many different locations on a magnetic disk)


Sense 5storage [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An electronic memory device

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

memory board; computer storage; computer memory; store; memory; storage

Context example:

a memory and the CPU form the central part of a computer to which peripherals are attached

Hypernyms ("storage" is a kind of...):

computer hardware; hardware ((computer science) the mechanical, magnetic, electronic, and electrical components making up a computer system)

memory device; storage device (a device that preserves information for retrieval)

Meronyms (parts of "storage"):

register ((computer science) memory device that is the part of computer memory that has a specific address and that is used to hold information of a specific kind)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "storage"):

volatile storage (computer storage that is erased when the power is turned off)

virtual memory; virtual storage ((computer science) memory created by using the hard disk to simulate additional random-access memory; the addressable storage space available to the user of a computer system in which virtual addresses are mapped into real addresses)

scratchpad ((computer science) a high-speed internal memory used for temporary storage of preliminary information)

real storage (the main memory in a virtual memory system)

fixed storage; read-only memory; read-only storage; ROM ((computer science) memory whose contents can be accessed and read but cannot be changed)

non-volatile storage; nonvolatile storage (computer storage that is not lost when the power is turned off)

Holonyms ("storage" is a part of...):

computer; computing device; computing machine; data processor; electronic computer; information processing system (a machine for performing calculations automatically)


Sense 6storage [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Depositing in a warehouse

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

repositing; reposition; warehousing; storage

Context examples:

they decided to reposition their furniture in a recommended repository in Brooklyn / my car is in storage / publishers reduced print runs to cut down the cost of warehousing

Hypernyms ("storage" is a kind of...):

deposit; deposition (the act of putting something somewhere)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "storage"):

stockpiling (accumulating and storing a reserve supply)


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