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[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.
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As noted, four validated readability scoring methods were utilized to comprehensively evaluate each article.
The variation of readability identified in our study suggests that with contributions from health literacy specialists, public health agencies could further adapt the EVD information provided.
In summary, readability is a measurement of a reading material as to whether it is easy to read and understand or otherwise.
Popular readability indices such as the Fry Readability (Fry, 1977) and Flesch-Kincaid (Flesch, 1948) use factors such as the number of sentences in a passage and the syllable count of the words in the passage.
Although readability did not appear to be related to outcome, there was a statistically significant relationship between the readability of the courts' majority and dissenting opinions.
We present in table 1, common parameters which are needed at the basis of the tested readability formulas.
Based on available published information and the most recent prison population demographics (Holme, 2004; NCES, 1994; Taylor, 2003) it is plausible that in the case of MWP, a significant disparity may exist between Handbook readability and inmate reading level.
Little study of the readability of accounting texts has been undertaken over the last 25 years; only seven such published studies are identified.
Upon retrieval from orbit, each coded specimen was again photographed and tested for readability using select reading devices.
By taking part in Readability, local schools will benefit from retaining 50% of the funds raised.
Readability checkers are used to highlight text passages that are difficult to read.
The privacy policy was then copied and pasted into a Microsoft Word document for conducting a readability analysis.