virgin medium

virgin medium

[′vər·jən ′mēd·ē·əm]
(computer science)
A material designed to have data recorded on it which is as yet completely lacking any information, such as a paper tape without any punched holes, not even feed holes; in contrast to an empty medium.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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