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Date: 1700-1800
Language: French
Origin: cacher 'to press, hide', from Vulgar Latin coacticare 'to press together'

cache

1 noun
     
Related topics: Computers
cache1 [countable]
1 a number of things that have been hidden, especially weapons, or the place where they have been hidden
cache of
a cache of explosives
2TD technical a special part of a computer's memory that helps it work faster by storing information for a short time:
cache memory

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