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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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storagestor‧age /ˈstɔːrɪdʒ/ ●●○ W3 noun [uncountable]  1 KEEP/STOREthe process of keeping or putting something in a special place while it is not being used the storage of radioactive materialstorage space/capacity (=space etc for keeping things in) They moved to a house with lots of storage space.2 KEEP/STOREwhen you pay to keep furniture or other goods in a special place until you need to use themin storage I put some of my things in storage. storage costs3 the way that information is kept on a computer data storage
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storageBut with digital instruments and digital storage, the data could be transferred through phone lines from the source to the computer.He will not put his furniture in storage.Use of n-grams requires little storage or processing but is less efficient at discriminating between acceptable and unacceptable letter strings.The company also devised a system of storage bags and labels to secure even the smallest items.Atkinson further recommended that universities should not hold large stocks in remote storage.It also ensures that the waste that is ultimately disposed of is in a good form for long-term storage.Furthermore, some media such as magnetic tapes are subject to storage degradation if they are not regularly used.storage space/capacityThis will mean that the data requires more direct access storage space than a sequential file.These frequently stand vacant but provide an anchorage and storage space.The car's trunk has a huge storage capacity.If many keys do not have records associated with them, then there is wastage in storage space.Because of the limited storage space, sound and video clips are sacrificed.K: There is no storage space anywhere.Here, a single 90-minute video consuming over 100 gigabytes of storage space must be distributed to a large number of consumers.Or, if you think it steals too much potential storage space you could consider sacrificing some of it.It is perhaps a technicality whether a certain part of the storage space is to be regarded as internal or external.
From Longman Business Dictionarystoragestor‧age /ˈstɔːrɪdʒ/ noun [uncountable]1the act of keeping or putting something in a place while it is not being used, or the space used for thisstorage ofThe premises were previously used for the storage of bank records.Storage costs often exceed the value of goods stored during the normal turnover period.We do not have much storage capacity (=space available for storing things).All our office furniture had to be kept in storage.Storage is very limited (=there is not much room for storing things).2the price you pay for storing goodsYou will have to pay storage.3COMPUTINGthe means by which information is kept on a computerCD-Rom is an ideal system for data storage.disk storage capacity
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