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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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Sheriff Robert Younger cleared him after hearing that a CCTV tape of the incident had been erased by a centre employee.
However, a bigger question is whether erased data can be recovered.
And erased is every homework assignment, including the American History term paper that took a week to grind out.
Not making sure that your hard drive is thoroughly erased is one of the leading causes of data theft and data security breaches.
Each month, 5,000 people are averagely erased from the lists of unemployed persons.
His poignantly funny new film ``Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,'' directed by Michel Gondry, (``Human Nature'') is the story of a heartbroken man (Jim Carrey) who has the memory of his ex-lover (Kate Winslet) erased by a team of crackpot scientists.
When an LTO cartridge is degaussed, the servo tracks are erased along with any data and the tape becomes unusable.
Public prosecutors told the court that the second secretary said to Osawa he would pay to have the record erased.
So far, they've printed and erased each document as many as 10 times.
Another program, CleanSweep, whose primary function is to remove extraneous instruction codes from a hard disk after an application is erased, also can be programmed to zip only infrequently used files or applications and restore them when you want to use them.
The written image fades naturally over time or can be immediately erased by exposing it to heat.
Anaheim 3, Calgary 2: For the second time in a week, the Mighty Ducks erased a third-period deficit, this time in defeating the Flames in front of an announced crowd of 9,583 at the Pond.