storage, as on disk or tape, supplemental to and slower than main storage, not under the direct control of the CPU and generally contained outside it:
Secondary storage for this system is contained on videodisk.
a slower, less expensive type of computer memory that cannot be processed directly by the central processing unit
Examples of secondary memory are floppy disks and CD-ROMs.
- Secondary meristem
secondary meristem See lateral meristem.
noun 1. metal derived wholly or in part from scrap.
- Secondary modern school
noun 1. (Brit) (formerly) a secondary school offering a more technical or practical and less academic education than a grammar school
- Secondary nondisjunction
secondary nondisjunction n. Nondisjunction occurring in an aneuploid cell that was itself the result of a primary nondisjunction.