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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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He told a questioner that the booklet would be amended from time to time while a proposal to make the reading material part of examinations and assign marks to it keeping in view its importance was also under consideration.
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After all, for many farmers this was the only reading material they had.
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This book will be welcomed reading material for those who use any course of study.
Still, without the reading material, in the gallery it boils down to basically cheerful, lively hardedge abstraction.
Factors making reading material too complex to understand need analyzing and remedying so that each pupil achieves optimally.
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The RNIB is keen to use modern technology to improve provision of reading material - in both Welsh and English - for the blind and partially-sighted.
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