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erase

[i′rās]
(computer science)
To change all the binary digits in a digital computer storage device to binary zeros.
(electronics)
To remove recorded material from magnetic tape by passing the tape through a strong, constant magnetic field (dc erase) or through a high-frequency alternating magnetic field (ac erase).
To eliminate previously stored information in a charge-storage tube by charging or discharging all storage elements.

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Both the white and clear dry erase hard coated films are stocked in 55" wide master rolls that can easily be converted down to sheets or slit rolls.
These features protect against unauthorized access and malicious read, program and erase intentions.
The main difference between Type-I and Type-II secure erase is that Type-I secure erase is executed through software or ATA command, while Type-II secure erase is trigged by a discrete signal or external hardware switch or hot button.
Wet erase markers, such as the Expo Vis-a-Vis, are intended for use on transparencies, whiteboards, laminated surfaces, activity books, and storage totes.
When the record function is activated, the erase heads start erasing any previously recorded material on the VHS tape.
Michigan did not erase DP benefits for state employees [Letter From the Editor in Chief, January 18].
Just like erasing a magnetic hard disk does not delete all the information stored on the disk, common erasure methods for tapes do not erase all of the data on the tape.
Howard Mierzwiak (Tom Wilkinson) has discovered a simple and effective method to erase toxic, problem memories.
KATE WINSLET says she would never erase any of her memories if she had the choice even the painful ones.
Like Thelonious "Monk" Ellison--the avant-garde novelist who reworks Greek myths, college professor who parodies Roland Barthes's poststructuralist criticism in S/Z, and protagonist whose name is a conflation of the highly innovative black modernist bebop musician Thelonius Monk and the expressionist novelist Ralph Ellison--Everett chooses in Erasure to erase or nullify his African American identity in his transgressive quest for freedom and wholeness as an artist.