magnetic bubble memory


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magnetic bubble memory

n.
A memory that stores data in the form of bubbles, or circular areas, on a thin film of magnetic silicate. No longer used in most computers, magnetic bubble memory is similar to RAM but retains stored data even after power is shut off.
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Noun1.magnetic bubble memory - a nonvolatile storage device that holds information in the form of bubbles on a thin film of magnetic silicatemagnetic bubble memory - a nonvolatile storage device that holds information in the form of bubbles on a thin film of magnetic silicate; no longer used in most computers
nonvolatile storage, non-volatile storage - computer storage that is not lost when the power is turned off
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