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Definition of "cache" []

  • A hiding place used especially for storing provisions. (noun)
  • A place for concealment and safekeeping, as of valuables. (noun)
  • A store of goods or valuables concealed in a hiding place: maintained a cache of food in case of emergencies. (noun)
  • Computer Science A fast storage buffer in the central processing unit of a computer. Also called cache memory. (noun)
  • To hide or store in a cache. See Synonyms at hide1. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cache" in a sentence
  • "Among the bigger changes, we've completed the overhaul of the Nickname cache article to document where to find the cache in Outlook 2010 and we've consolidated all of the MAPI Constants into a single article."
  • "Disk Cache Buffer in main memory  for disk sectors Contains a copy of some  The term cache of the sectors memory is usually used to apply to a The term memory … cache that is memory smaller and … memory Disk I / O … that is smaller requests Disk cache Disk 18"
  • "This is because the user is still trying to use an en-us label cache which is now invalid because of the flush."