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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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