mercury delay line

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mercury delay line definition

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An archaic first-in first-out fixed time period data storage device using acoustic transducers to transmit data as waves in a trough or tube of mercury.
EDSAC (Cambridge) and UNIVAC I used delay lines.
(2002-06-12)
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