read/write head

noun
(computer science) a tiny electromagnetic coil and metal pole used to write and read magnetic patterns on a disk
Syn: ↑head
Topics: ↑computer science, ↑computing
Hypernyms: ↑coil

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/reed"ruyt"/, Computers.
an electromagnetic device, as in a disk or tape drive, that reads data from or writes data on a magnetic disk or tape. Also called head.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Read/Write Head —   [engl.; Abk. R/W Head], Schreib /Lesekopf …   Universal-Lexikon

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  • read/write head — noun A combination read head and write head …   Wiktionary

  • read/write head — /reed ruyt /, Computers. an electromagnetic device, as in a disk or tape drive, that reads data from or writes data on a magnetic disk or tape. Also called head. * * * …   Universalium

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  • read-record head — skaitymo ir rašymo galvutė statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. reading/writing head; read record head; read/write head vok. Aufzeichnungs Wiedergabe Kopf, m; Lese Schreib Kopf, m rus. головка считывания записи, f pranc. tête de… …   Automatikos terminų žodynas

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