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refresh

[ri′fresh]
(computer science)
A process of periodically replacing data to prevent the data from decaying, as on a cathode-ray-tube display or in a dynamic random-access memory.

refresh

(storage)

refresh

(hardware)

refresh

(1) To continuously charge a device that cannot hold its content. Dynamic RAM memory chips require refreshing to maintain their charged bit patterns (see dynamic RAM). CRTs must be refreshed, because the phosphors hold their glow for only a few milliseconds. See vertical scan frequency and redraw.

(2) To download again (reload) the same Web page currently on screen in case it changed at the server side since it was last downloaded. All Internet browsers have a button for this function, and many Web pages automatically refresh without user intervention. See reload.
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'Although Branded Drinks can provide a good national service, we felt that the speed and scale of our growth plans required a distributor with Refresh UK's sales resource and portfolio of brands.
Minus ion air products can refresh air, removing odors and bacteria, plus the technology behind ion motors removes pollens more effectively, whether it's an air conditioner or vacuum cleaner."
* Currency exchange and money market rates, which are in constant flux, can be fed directly into formulas or charts and refreshed to keep spreadsheets updated automatically.
Fans pressed the CEO for other features that could come from the refresh but Musk was adamant in shutting them all down.
Beginning March 10, customers have been notified about the completion of the VAS system refresh and given new instructions should they wish to re-enroll to any VAS of their choice.
Nissan Motor Company (NASDAQ: NSANY), a Japan-based automaker, is offering its 2017 GT-R refresh with a new entry-level 'Pure' trim for the 2018 model year.
1 doctor-recommended brand of artificial tears, we are pleased to expand our robust dry eye portfolio with Refresh Optive Mega3," said Herm Cukier, Allergan's senior vice president of eye care.
As part of the Johnson brand refresh, Soho Square has re-designed the brand identities of various businesses to be visually simpler in form while infusing vibrancy through the "choice & manner" in which brands have been represented.
The brand refresh came from the company's initiative to improve the online presence of the CIMA Volunteers Insurance program.
Warrenville, IL, July 02, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Travis Francis, of Plainfield, Il launched 360 refresh in October of 2011.