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1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
    n 1: the most common computer memory which can be used by
         programs to perform necessary tasks while the computer is
         on; an integrated circuit memory chip allows information to
         be stored or accessed in any order and all storage
         locations are equally accessible [syn: random-access
         memory, random access memory, random memory, RAM,
         read/write memory]
    2: (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Aries
       [syn: Aries, Ram]
    3: the first sign of the zodiac which the sun enters at the
       vernal equinox; the sun is in this sign from about March 21
       to April 19 [syn: Aries, Aries the Ram, Ram]
    4: a tool for driving or forcing something by impact
    5: uncastrated adult male sheep; "a British term is `tup'" [syn:
       ram, tup]
    v 1: strike or drive against with a heavy impact; "ram the gate
         with a sledgehammer"; "pound on the door" [syn: ram, ram
         down, pound]
    2: force into or from an action or state, either physically or
       metaphorically; "She rammed her mind into focus"; "He drives
       me mad" [syn: force, drive, ram]
    3: undergo damage or destruction on impact; "the plane crashed
       into the ocean"; "The car crashed into the lamp post" [syn:
       crash, ram]
    4: crowd or pack to capacity; "the theater was jampacked" [syn:
       jam, jampack, ram, chock up, cram, wad]

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
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.

3. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
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.
      (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
          [1913 Webster]

   4. A hydraulic ram. See under Hydraulic.
      [1913 Webster]

   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.
      [1913 Webster]

   Ram's horn.
      (a) (Fort.) A low semicircular work situated in and
          commanding a ditch. [Written also ramshorn.]
      (b) (Paleon.) An ammonite.
          [1913 Webster]

4. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
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.
      [1913 Webster]

            A ditch . . . was filled with some sound materials,
            and rammed to make the foundation solid.
      [1913 Webster]

5. V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016)
       Random Access Memory (RAM, IC)

6. V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016)
       Rate Adaptive Mode (DSL)

7. V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016)
       Rarely Adequate Memory (slang)

8. The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018)
random-access memory

    (RAM) (Previously "direct-access memory").  A data
   storage device for which the order of access to different
   locations does not affect the speed of access.  This is in
   contrast to, say, a magnetic disk, magnetic tape or a
   mercury delay line where it is very much quicker to access
   data sequentially because accessing a non-sequential location
   requires physical movement of the storage medium rather than
   just electronic switching.

   In the 1970s magnetic core memory was used and some
   old-timers still call RAM "core".  The most common form of RAM
   in use today is semiconductor integrated circuits, which
   can be either static random-access memory (SRAM) or dynamic
   random-access memory (DRAM).

   The term "RAM" has gained the additional meaning of
   read-write.  Most kinds of semiconductor read-only memory
   (ROM) are actually "random access" in the above sense but are
   never referred to as RAM.  Furthermore, memory referred to as
   RAM can usually be read and written equally quickly
   (approximately), in contrast to the various kinds of
   programmable read-only memory.  Finally, RAM is usually
   volatile though non-volatile random-access memory is also

   Interestingly, some DRAM devices are not truly random access
   because various kinds of "page mode" or "column mode" mean
   that sequential access is faster than random access.

   The humorous expansion "Rarely Adequate Memory" refers to the
   fact that programs and data always seem to expand to fill the
   memory available.


9. Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
   exalted. (1.) The son of Hezron, and one of the ancestors of the
   royal line (Ruth 4:19). The margin of 1 Chr. 2:9, also Matt.
   1:3, 4 and Luke 3:33, have "Aram."
     (2.) One of the sons of Jerahmeel (1 Chr. 2:25, 27).
     (3.) A person mentioned in Job 32:2 as founder of a clan to
   which Elihu belonged. The same as Aram of Gen. 22:21.

10. Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's)
Ram, elevated; sublime

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