magnetic recording


Definition of magnetic recording

: the process of recording sound, data (as for a computer), or a television program by producing varying local magnetization of a moving tape or disc

Other Words from magnetic recording

magnetic recorder noun

Examples of magnetic recording in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web He-sealed 20TB ePMR conventional magnetic recording (CMR) HDDs, enabling 2.2 TB per disk. Tom Coughlin, Forbes, 31 Aug. 2021 Closer tracks increase the track density and thus the magnetic recording areal density. Tom Coughlin, Forbes, 31 Aug. 2021 Emphasis below is ours, not Western Digital's: Shingled magnetic recording (SMR) is a hard drive technology that efficiently increases areal density and capacity for users managing increasing amounts of data, thus lowering users' TCO. Jim Salter, Ars Technica, 17 Apr. 2020 Ultimately, German researchers commercialized magnetic recording and came to dominate the industry. K.n.c., The Economist, 8 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of magnetic recording

1945, in the meaning defined above

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“Magnetic recording.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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