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read

[rēd]
(computer science)
To acquire information, usually from some form of storage in a computer.
To convert magnetic spots, characters, or punched holes into electrical impulses.
(electronics)
To generate an output corresponding to the pattern stored in a charge storage tube.

read

To input into the computer from a peripheral device (keyboard, mouse, disk, etc.) or the network. Like reading a book or playing a DVD, reading does not destroy what is read. The term also refers to accessing the contents of memory.

Every Read Is Also a Write
Every transfer of data is a "read" from one location and a "write" to another. Reading a sector in a hard drive means writing that data into memory. When data are copied from one memory area to another, the data are "read out of" one section of RAM and "written into" another part. See write and read/write.
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He seems to be able to read thoughts and offers blue seal, smuggled imported cigarettes.
While we are not at the point of embedding technology to read thoughts directly into students' brains, we do have the capability of gauging the level of knowledge of incoming students via online pre-testing.
It may one day also be possible for mobile devices to read thoughts and share with others.