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definition of the word cache

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Singular
cache

Plural
caches

cache (plural caches)

  1. A store of things that will be required in future, and can be retrieved rapidly. A cache may, or may not, be hidden.
    Members of the 29-man Discovery team laid down food caches to allow the polar team to travel light, hopping from food cache to food cache on their return journey.
  2. (computing) A fast temporary storage where most recent or most frequent values are stored to avoid having to reload from a slower storage medium.
  3. (military) In evasion and recovery operations, source of subsistence and supplies, typically containing items such as food, water, medical items, and/or communications equipment, packaged to prevent damage from exposure and hidden in isolated locations by such methods as burial, concealment, and/or submersion, to support evaders in current or future operations.
  4. (geocaching) A container containing treasure in a global treasure-hunt game.


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