magnetic head definition

  • noun:
    • An electromagnet, particularly one used in a tape recorder, that converts electrical impulses into variations within the magnetism of a surface for storage space and subsequent retrieval.
    • An electromagnet (as on a tape recorder) that converts electric variations into magnetized variants which can be saved on a magnetizable surface and soon after retrieved.
    • an electromagnet (as on a tape recorder) that converts electrical variants into magnetic variants that may be saved on a surface and soon after retrieved

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