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Part of speech: noun

Origin: French, 18th century


A secret or inaccessible storage location


Computer memory for storing recently used data

Examples of Cache in a sentence

"I deleted my browser history by clearing my cache so my husband wouldn't find the ten pairs of shoes I ordered."

"The police discovered a cache of balloon animals when raiding the clown's car."

About Cache

A memory cache is where your computer stores recently-viwed websites and temporary files that help speed up your user experience. All your commonly-accessed files are kept here so that when you wish to visit that file or website again, the browser can open the files directly from the hard drive instead of redownloading them from the internet. This makes your experience faster and more intuitive.

Did you Know?

You can store cash in a cache, but can't store cache in cash.

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