read-write head

read/write head

[reed-rahyt]
noun Computers.
an electromagnetic device, as in a disk or tape drive, that reads data from or writes data on a magnetic disk or tape.
Also called head.
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read-write head (ˈriːdˈraɪt)
 
n
computing an electromagnet that can both read and write information on a magnetic medium such as magnetic tape or disk

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