Definition of flash memory in US English:

flash memory


  • A kind of memory that retains data in the absence of a power supply.

    ‘the diagnostics are kept in flash memory’
    • ‘Its low power consumption and light weight make flash memory ideal for mobile devices.’
    • ‘While flash memory is certainly useful, rotating storage proved to be a more interesting storage story.’
    • ‘We present new products, including controllers, flash memory and conventional hard drives of various sizes.’
    • ‘It uses flash memory to provide nonvolatile storage, which means that a power source is not required to retain stored data.’
    • ‘In the past two quarters alone, we shipped almost as many megabytes of flash memory as in the prior fifteen years combined.’


flash memory

/flæʃ ˈmɛm(ə)ri//flaSH ˈmem(ə)rē/