- noun(computer science) a tiny ferrite toroid formerly used in a random access memory to store one bit of data; now superseded by semiconductor memories-
each core has three wires passing through it, providing the means to select and detect the contents of each bit• Syn: ↑core• Part Holonyms:↑magnetic core memory, ↑core memory, ↑random-access memory, ↑random access memory, ↑random memory, ↑RAM, ↑read/write memory
* * *noun1. : core 1i
* * *1. Computers. core1 (def. 12).2. Elect. core1 (def. 3).
* * *magnetic core,a tiny metal ring which can be magnetized in either of two directions to represent symbols used by a computer; memory core.
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