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read

[rēd]
(computer science)
To acquire information, usually from some form of storage in a computer.
To convert magnetic spots, characters, or punched holes into electrical impulses.
(electronics)
To generate an output corresponding to the pattern stored in a charge storage tube.

read

To input into the computer from a peripheral device (keyboard, mouse, disk, etc.) or the network. Like reading a book or playing a DVD, reading does not destroy what is read. The term also refers to accessing the contents of memory.

Every Read Is Also a Write
Every transfer of data is a "read" from one location and a "write" to another. Reading a sector in a hard drive means writing that data into memory. When data are copied from one memory area to another, the data are "read out of" one section of RAM and "written into" another part. See write and read/write.
References in classic literature ?
Or shall I hear the name of Plato and never read his book?
If we will read newspapers, why not skip the gossip of Boston and take the best newspaper in the world at once?
I would read it," said the curate, "if the time would not be better spent in sleeping.
Well then, in that case," said the curate, "I will read it, if it were only out of curiosity; perhaps it may contain something pleasant.
I shunned books for basketball and any other sport; she read fervently.
The philosophy that if we teach students to read by third grade we don't have to worry anymore is definitely not true," says Melvina Phillips, a consultant for the National Association of Secondary School Principals and author of Creating a Culture of Literacy.
1] The students first were asked to read a series of short paragraphs that each contained an unfamiliar word.
Read, a World War II veteran who had witnessed, firsthand, the Army's transition from hay and oats generated horsepower to gasoline and oil generated horsepower.
Read about the Johns Hopkins University students and their basketball invention.
Although the NBA has been working with programs like Reading Is Fundamental for about 15 years, in 2001 the league launched its own Read to Achieve program to combat some of the criticism that it was not doing enough to encourage literacy.
These findings are beginning to show how learning to read triggers certain universal brain accommodations, no matter what the language.