magnetic core memory

magnetic core memory

noun
(computer science) a computer memory consisting of an array of magnetic cores; now superseded by semiconductor memories 
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magnetic core memory

any of a class of computer memory devices consisting of a large array of tiny toruses of a hard magnetic material that can be magnetized in either of two directions (see computer memory).

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