cache type

noun

A cache stores data so that future calls for that data can be loaded quicker.

Magento Open Source includes these types: Configuration, Layouts, Block HTML output, Collections Data, Reflection Data, Database DDL operations, Compiled Config, EAV types and attributes, Customer Notification, Integrations Configuration, Integrations API Configuration, Page Cache (the most well-known), Web Services Configuration, Translations.

Also, Magento Commerce includes these additional types: Target Rule, Google Product Cache, Vertex.

Other types can be created and defined.