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From 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;
     RAM+({random+access+memory">-- also called RAM ({random access memory. It is
     contrasted to ROM, disk data storage, cache,
     registers and other forms of data storage.

From 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.
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     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.
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     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
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     4. A hydraulic ram. See under Hydraulic.
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     5. The weight which strikes the blow, in a pile driver, steam
        hammer, stamp mill, or the like.
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     6. The plunger of a hydraulic press.
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     Ram's horn.
        (a) (Fort.) A low semicircular work situated in and
            commanding a ditch. [Written also ramshorn.]
        (b) (Paleon.) An ammonite.
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From 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.
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              [They] rammed me in with foul shirts, and smocks,
              socks, foul stockings, greasy napkins. --Shak.
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     2. To fill or compact by pounding or driving.
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              A ditch . . . was filled with some sound materials,
              and rammed to make the foundation solid.
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From WordNet (r) 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]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  102 Moby Thesaurus words for "ram":
     assault, bear, bear upon, bellwether, billy, billy goat, boar,
     boost, bubbly-jock, buck, bull, bulldoze, bullock, bump,
     bump against, bunt, butt, butt against, chanticleer, cock,
     cockerel, collide, cram, crowd, dig, dog, drake, drive, elbow,
     entire, entire horse, ewe, ewe lamb, fall aboard, force, gander,
     goad, gobbler, hart, he-goat, head into, hurtle, hustle, jab, jam,
     jam-pack, jog, joggle, jolt, jostle, jumbuck, lamb, lambkin,
     mutton, nudge, pang, peacock, pile drive, plunge, poke, press,
     prod, punch, push, ram down, rattle, rooster, run, run against,
     run broadside on, run down, run in, run into, sail into, shake,
     sheep, shoulder, shove, sink, stab, stag, stallion, steer, stick,
     stot, stress, stud, studhorse, stuff, tamp, teg, thrust, tom,
     tom turkey, tomcat, top cow, top horse, tup, turkey gobbler,
     turkey-cock, wether, yeanling

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

         Random Access Memory (RAM, IC)

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

         Rate Adaptive Mode (DSL)

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

         Rarely Adequate Memory (slang)

From 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.

From 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.

From Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's) :

  Ram, elevated; sublime

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