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English noun: storage

1. storage (act) the act of storing something

Broader (hypernym)holding, keeping, retention

Narrower (hyponym)filing

2. storage (artifact) a depository for goods

SamplesStorehouses were built close to the docks.

Synonymsdepot, entrepot, store, storehouse

Broader (hypernym)deposit, depositary, depository, repository

Narrower (hyponym)dump, garner, granary, magazine, powder magazine, powder store, railhead, storage warehouse, treasure house, warehouse

3. storage (act) the commercial enterprise of storing goods and materials

Broader (hypernym)business, business enterprise, commercial enterprise

Narrower (hyponym)cold storage, stowage, stowing, tankage

4. storage (process) (computer science) the process of storing information in a computer memory or on a magnetic tape or disk

Broader (hypernym)computer operation, machine operation

Narrower (hyponym)fragmentation

Domain categorycomputer science, computing

5. storage (artifact) an electronic memory device

SamplesA memory and the CPU form the central part of a computer to which peripherals are attached.

Synonymscomputer memory, computer storage, memory, memory board, store

Broader (hypernym)computer hardware, hardware, memory device, storage device

Narrower (hyponym)fixed storage, non-volatile storage, nonvolatile storage, read-only memory, read-only storage, real storage, ROM, scratchpad, virtual memory, virtual storage, volatile storage

Part holonymregister

Part meronymcomputer, computing device, computing machine, data processor, electronic computer, information processing system

6. storage (act) depositing in a warehouse

SamplesThey decided to reposition their furniture in a recommended repository in Brooklyn.
My car is in storage.
Publishers reduced print runs to cut down the cost of warehousing.

Synonymsrepositing, reposition, warehousing

Broader (hypernym)deposit, deposition

Narrower (hyponym)stockpiling

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