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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 it is, student reading matter is confined to textbooks, many of which nowadays are accompanied by a CD-ROM that duplicates the text, and to the screen.
Literacy and publishing, however, could also serve other, less spiritually elevated concerns, and so the post-American Revolution experience of a "market revolution" in the new republic included the publication of more "popular" novels and far more secular reading matter that encouraged an evangelical Protestant reaction.
He did much to stimulate the development of a mass reading public and supplied it with reading matter in the shape of the Magasin pittoresque, L'Illustration, Le Tour du monde and La Bibliotheque des merveilles.
This was followed by having to go to a loan shark (65 percent), living in a dwelling with no bath or shower (57), having mobile phone service disconnected (49), picking up discarded newspapers or magazines for reading matter (43), not having a TV (36) and wearing wrinkled or soiled garments (26).
Noting that "the reading matter in this eminent magazine tended to be somewhat ponderous and--to the less erudite--somewhat obscure," Committee member Herb Hillman suggested that a column offering "light comment and an amusing thought" might be appreciated by the readers.
While this might induce a desire for some more lighthearted reading matter in those of a squeamish disposition, part of Gimlette's talent is his ability to portray complicated events and horrific people and the unpleasant things they've done in a darkly comic manner without ever seeming glib.
The near-empty interior, however, would instantly have dashed the hopes of any visitor seeking reading matter of the one-handed variety.
Forty years ago, Eugene had not one but two bookmobiles bringing all sorts of reading matter to those who didn't want to - or couldn't - get to the city's library.
His comments on available reading matter through colportage, book stores, and libraries, are interesting and helpful; and he is alert to theoretical work, Roger Chartier's most notably, supplemented with references to many others, including Pierre Bourdieu and even Stanley Fish.
Following Roy Keane's sensational revelations in his recent autobiography, Old Trafford chiefs slapped a ban on their stars producing any further reading matter.
The Internet provides so much more reading matter for everybody that people feel over-whelmed.