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[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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However, a little reading between the lines shows that these e-petitions are really "chain letters" designed to build up the groups' own databases.
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Fewer musical systems (braces of treble and bass clefs) per page--two or three versus the usual five--make way for great reading between the lines.
Paradoxically, reading between the lines of the superb Buildings and Power is likely to be more rewarding on the subject than this rather camp piece of largely redundant verbal introspection.
Reading between the lines, deciphering intertexts, and breaking encryptions expose esoteric substrata to The Blacker the Berry and Infants of the Spring.

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