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RAM  Random Access Memory; memory cell designed to store information (data) temporarily.
DRAM  Dynamic Random Access Memory; memory cell in which digital information (data) is stored in volatile state; information stored is lost unless charge is refreshed periodically (in contrast Static RAM, or SRAM); loses its data when the power supply is removed; key component of digital circuits; the most mass produced type of an integrated circuit.
SRAM  Static Random Access Memory; read-write memory cell; in contrast to DRAM data is stored permanently using combination of transistors (no storage capacitors)and does not need to be refreshed periodically, hence "static"; SRAM cell is significantly larger than DRAM cell.
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