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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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There are three significant elements of corporate disclosure: content (what), timing (when) and presentation (how) (Courtis, 2004), the worth of these three, is based upon their readability and understandability.
Readability can be increased by shortening sentence length, avoiding complex and technical accounting phrases, using an active rather than a passive voice, and trying to explain things with simple references and metaphors that anyone can understand.
The CCSS Model of Text Complexity (National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, Council of Chief State School Officers, 2010) suggests that teachers need to consider not only readability but also text qualities such as vocabulary and students' prior knowledge and experience.
The final chapter, entitled "Towards a Theory of Readability," summarizes the arguments made in the book and outlines the aspects that the authors consider to have an impact on readability.
Some indices such as the Spache (1953) and Dale-Chall (Dale & Chall, 1948; Chall & Dale, 1995) refer to word frequency lists and factor vocabulary familiarity into readability calculations.
Correlations between readability statistics were performed using the Pearson's correlation.
The readability scores for each of the AAOS and ASSH website shoulder and elbow articles are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively.
It is accepted that readability measures alone may not reflect the level at which information is written (15).
In this paper, we propose a method that incorporates a method both with PADO [18] and with Operator Equalization [19] using metrics on readability.
Readability and text cohesion of online colorectal cancer and screening information.
In the context of Arabic language studies in Malaysia, there is a dearth of studies on textbook readability (Kamarulzaman et al.