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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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We recommend that all travellers check their passports if they are flying to the US and make sure they either get the appropriate visa or a machine readable passport.
Keeping this area clear of any printing enables the application of a readable barcode.
With his characteristic elegance and clarity, Edwin Gaustad has written a readable overview of church-state relations in America from the colonial period to the present.
Linda Gregerson introduces contemporary historical, literary, and political preoccupations, then illustrates Spenser's elaboration and critique of Petrarchism in a wonderfully readable chapter.
To ensure documents would be readable on computers of the future, the team developed a list of supported formats with the requirement that the libraries will keep them available and readable in the future.
To choose the best words and place them in the most readable order, focus on your message.
Because XML is an international standard produced by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and consists of ordinary, readable text, many developers have started using it to share data between applications over the network.
However, talking about setting up the tracking capability, CalsonicKansei's engineering director, Steve Burnette, says, "We created a plan to use a unique indented bar coding system--not a stick-on label, but a permanent mark that becomes part of the product and is readable throughout its service life--as a primary key, or pointer, for our database.
Unless you run two screens it is really irritating because, accompanied by a short group of electronic chords, the black page takes over your entire screen and you have to give MBM your undivided attention -- and have no way of changing the small type to something more readable.