bubble memory


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bubble memory

n.
Magnetic bubble memory.
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bubble memory

n
(Computer Science) computing a method of storing high volumes of data by the use of minute pockets of magnetism (bubbles) in a semiconducting material. The bubbles may be caused to migrate past a read head or to a buffer area for storage
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bub′ble mem`ory


n.
a computer storage medium that uses magnetic bubbles to represent data bits.
[1970–75]
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