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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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The erasing of fictive voters from the disputed electoral roll is a serious breach of the Constitution.
That's why, according to Altandzieva, now is the last chance for the State Election Commission to demonstrate expertise and professionalism and to define the legal base for erasing voters with a special rulebook.
Testing it isn't easy, because the minimum amount of energy consumed in erasing a single bit of information is quite small.
Emulating EEPROM using flash memory requires in-system erasing and programming.
When the record function is activated, the erase heads start erasing any previously recorded material on the VHS tape.
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.
That's because shortly after the erasing procedure begins, Joel decides that even the worst memories of his time with Clementine are worth cherishing.
Meaning resides in the tension between what is drawn and the act of erasing, a kind of representation in reverse.
As each amount was paid, they crossed it off rather than erasing it so they could track their progress.
The new experiment incorporates several improvements in the apparatus to address these issues, including stiffer components for transferring the mass standard on and off the balance, better servo control of the balance, better pivot materials, and the incorporation of erasing techniques into the mass transfer servo system.
The bill requires disposal of personal information by shredding, erasing or otherwise obliterating.
Security Engineered Machinery of Westboro, Massachusetts, has introduced a new line of degaussers for erasing a wide range of magnetic media.