magnetic-core

magnetic core

noun
1.
Computers. core1 ( def 12a ).
2.
Electricity, core1 ( def 3 ).
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magnetic core

noun
(computer science) a tiny ferrite toroid formerly used in a random access memory to store one bit of data; now superseded by semiconductor memories; "each core has three wires passing through it, providing the means to select and detect the contents of each bit" [syn: core
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