EPROM

EPROM
/ee"prom/, n. Computers.
a memory chip whose contents can be erased by a mechanism using ultraviolet light and reprogrammed for other purposes. Cf. PROM
[e(rasable) p(rogrammable) r(ead)-o(nly) m(emory)]

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in full erasable programmable read-only memory

Form of computer memory that does not lose its content when the power supply is cut off and that can be erased and reused.

EPROMs are generally employed for programs designed for repeated use (such as the BIOS) but that can be upgraded with a later version of the program.

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