magnetic delay line

magnetic delay line

[mag′ned·ik di′lā ‚līn]
(electronics)
Delay line, used for the storage of data in a computer, consisting essentially of a metallic medium along which the velocity of the propagation of magnetic energy is small compared to the speed of light; storage is accomplished by the recirculation of wave patterns containing information, usually in binary form.
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