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magnetic bubble

noun, Computers.
1.
a tiny mobile magnetized area within a magnetic material, the basis of one type of solid-state storage medium (magnetic bubble memory)
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Origin
1965-1970
1965-70
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British Dictionary definitions for magnetic bubble

magnetic bubble

noun
1.
(physics) a small round magnetic domain induced by a magnetic field in a thin film of magnetic material, used in certain types of computer memories
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