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A ROM (an acronym for Read-Only Memory) is

[a] computer device containing a program or data permanently stored when the unit was made. In theory, it can apply to either internal memory or large-volume, external data storage. Today, it is applied to the former. Programs stored in ROM cannot changed easily and they execute faster.[1]


  1. U.S. Copyright Office, Compendium of Copyright Office Practices II, §326 (1984).

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