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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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But what is also obscured then revealed in the act of erasing is Simmons's own double consciousness: As the agent of these actions he embodies a positive sense of difference as well as the forces of assimilation that wipe away distinctions.
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Cal Lutheran came into Saturday's game with NCAA Division I-AA San Diego with the intention of erasing memories of two mistake-filled losses to open the season.
Zeroing-out a disk means completely erasing any information on it.
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The demon must eventually clear its mind, erasing that information so that the system is ready for the next cycle.
FriXion's thermo-sensitive gel ink disappears with erasing friction so you can erase and rewrite repeatedly without leaving behind messy eraser crumbs.
He provides sound effects to go with operations such as erasing a computer file, moving information from one place to another or checking how much of a computer disk is filled.
FDRERASE today, is the only DSD certified solution available for securely erasing disks (DASD) in z/OS environments.