erasable, programmable, read only memory (EPROM)

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Type of solid-state electronic memory used mainly on computer motherboards for storing basic input output system (BIOS), hardware configurations, and other definable information. Such information used to be stored in read only memory (ROM) which could not be re-programmed or altered without using new memory chips, but EPROM allows software system upgrades while using the same chips.