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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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After running the program, the software will use command prompts to direct you through the next stages of erasing your files.
Constitutional right professor, Osman Kadriu assessed that the erasing of voters from the disputed electoral roll is a serious breach of the constitutional right to vote of citizens which is guaranteed in every convention.
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)?
Securely erasing drives before you sell a computer keeps your personal information from falling into the wrong hands.
Gaba, however, has denied erasing any names from the diary to the ED officials.
* Flexible erase and program performance, including erasing 4 KB sectors in 40 ms, erasing
Saudi Arabia has surpassed the Dakar Education Conference's objective of erasing illiteracy among the elderly by 50 percent by 2015.
"There was no evidence to raise suspicions that officers accused of erasing the hard drives [Mehmet ErE[micro]z, Mustafa Bakycy, Sedat EuzE-er, Ziya ylker GE[micro]ktaE-, Cemal GE[micro]kE*eoy-lu, Nuri Yyldyrym and Hulusi GE-lbahar] had committed a crime.
To securely remove data, traditional drives undergo a process called a "military wipe," which overwrites old data, erasing the previous data as it goes.
Erol Rizaov in Utrinski Vesnik publically asks the patriots that are erasing the Macedonian history why they were bothered with Stiv Naumov and took away his street and renamed it into Philip II.
Xara Photo & Graphic Designer MX and Xara Designer Pro X include new features such as: Powerful colour Erase/Selection to enhance or make parts of photos transparent based on the selected colour; Photo hue adjustment to change the colour tint of any part of a photo; a new Shape Erase Tool that can perform both vector erasing or path adjustment, as well as 'soft mask' painting to perform detailed soft-edged erasing of vector, text and photo objects; new Text Styles; new Inline Graphics for embedding symbols and icons into text; and new Template Designs including a selection of modern new print templates, such as greeting cards, brochures, business cards, CD covers and certificates, as well s many new categorised clipart designs.
Still, it wouldn't be hard to teach erasing. Rub the eraser over the pencil mark until it goes away.