- A store of things that will be required in future, and can be retrieved rapidly. A cache may, or may not, be hidden.
verb (cach, ing)
- Members of the 29-man Discovery team laid down food caches to allow the polar team to travel light, hopping from food to food on their return journey.
- (computing) A fast temporary storage where most recent or most frequent values are stored to avoid having to reload from a slower storage medium.
- (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.
- (geocaching) A container containing "treasure" in a global treasure hunt game.
- To place in a cache.
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