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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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How is it possible for them to be erased in a situation when there is no methodology of erasing voters who are of age and are economically active (under Article 22 of the Constitution of the Republic of Macedonia)?
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- Despite claims that recordings of conversations wiretapped in a Diyarbakyr investigation had been erased by members of the "parallel structure," in the course of another investigation it has come out that the recordings were actually erased on the orders of a police chief who was recently appointed to the province.
For devices with a single flash array, the program algorithm used to conduct the programming or erasing operations cannot be located in the same flash array that is going to be programmed or erased.
It is an attempt to forget something which can never be erased - the descendants of many of those slaves walk our streets, and contribute to the life of our fair city.
However, at the start of the video overrecording, in the "pre-video erased area," the full-track erase head cannot erase the information physically located between itself and the writing video heads (see Figure 3).
All sectors (64 kbytes) and pages (256 bytes) can be erased independently.
Even though the changes had been erased before the memo was sent, the recipient was able to recover them and read every comment.
What was erased were benefits that, if passed, would not have gone into effect until October of 2005.
Most of today's high-capacity tapes cannot be erased by degaussing (waving a magnet over the tape to scramble the metallic particles on the tape).
Well, technically speaking, the procedure is brain damage, says Mierzwiak, but that doesn't stop Joel (Jim Carrey) from submitting himself to an all-night session with Lacuna's crack team of technicians after he discovers that his girlfriend, Clementine (Kate Winslet), has had her memories of their up-and-down relationship erased.
In her new movie, Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, she plays an impulsive young woman who goes to a clinic to have her memories of her ex-lover (Jim Carrey) erased.
The murder by an anti-abortionist of his gynecologist sister and the divorce of his gay plastic surgeon brother, both symbolically engaged in forms of identity erasure, confront Monk with the responsibility of moving from Los Angeles to the District of Columbia to care for his mother, whose health and authentic identity are being rapidly erased by Alzheimer's.