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

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magnetic recorder noun

Examples of magnetic recording in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Buyer beware—that 2TB-6TB “NAS” drive you’ve been eyeing might be SMR," 17 Apr. 2020 Ultimately, German researchers commercialized magnetic recording and came to dominate the industry. K.n.c., The Economist, "The value of freeing ideas, not just locking them up," 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 31 Oct. 2020.

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