1. What does rom mean?

Emulator game

A term that technically stands for "read-only memory," but it most often refers to games played with software that emulates a game console system, such as a Nintendo, PlayStation, or other console; gets the name "ROM" because the file is an exact replica of the memory on the original cartridge.


"I found a huge archive of NES ROMs online today."

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Last Updated: August 19, 2014

2. What does ROM stand for?

Rough order of magnitude

A phrase that refers to a rough estimate for how much work is required to get a task complete; used in business project management settings; also see LOE.


"Our client wants the project ROM by COB today."

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Last Updated: June 4, 2014

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