Single In-Line Memory Module (SIMM)

Technology / Computers / Single In-Line Memory Module (SIMM): A small circuit board that can hold a group of memory chips. Typically, SIMMs hold up 8 (on Macintoshes) or 9 (on PCs) RAM chips. On PCs, the ninth chip is often used for parity error checking. Unlike memory chips, SIMMs are measured in bytes rather than bits. SIMMs are easier to install than individual memory chips. The bus from a SIMM to the actual memory chips is 32 bits wide. A newer technology, called dual in-line memory module (DIMM), provides a 64-bit bus. For modern Pentium microprocessors that have a 64-bit bus, you must use either DIMMs or pairs of SIMMs.

Other Words for Memory

Memory Noun Synonyms: remembrance, honor, homage, respect, tribute, celebration
Memory Verb Synonyms: recall, recollection, retention

Other Words for Single

Single Verb Synonyms: unmarried, unwed, unattached, free, celibate
Single Noun Synonyms: separate, distinct, individual, solitary

Single Option

Business / Finance / Single Option: A leading futures and options exchange in Singapore. MORE

Single Overhead Cam (SOHC)

Technology / Motorcycle / Single Overhead Cam (SOHC): A single cam shaft found in the head or top of the engine that activates the valves. (Compare DOHC). MORE

Single Occupancy

Life Style / Travel / Single Occupancy: The occupancy by one person of a cabin that is designed to accommodate two or more passengers. A premium (single supplement - see below) is ordinarily charged. MORE