magnetic bubble memory definition

  • noun:
    • A memory that stores information by means of bubbles, or circular areas, on a thin movie of magnetized silicate. No more found in most computers, magnetized bubble memory is comparable to RAM but doesn't drop the saved information as soon as the computer is turned-off.
    • a nonvolatile storage unit that keeps information by means of bubbles on a thin film of magnetic silicate; not any longer used in most computer systems

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