a tiny mobile magnetized area within a magnetic material, the basis of one type of solid-state storage medium (magnetic bubble memory)
(physics) a small round magnetic domain induced by a magnetic field in a thin film of magnetic material, used in certain types of computer memories
noun 1. . [mag] /mæg/ noun 1. Computers. a plastic or paper card with a magnetizable layer on which data can be recorded and from which data can be read. 2. such a card used in access-control systems, as for automatically unlocking doors.
- Magnetic character reader
noun 1. a device that automatically scans and interprets characters printed with magnetic ink. It operates by the process of magnetic character recognition
noun, Navigation. 1. a chart showing the magnetic properties of a portion of the earth’s surface, as dip, variation, and intensity.
noun, Physics. 1. the closed path described by magnetic flux. It is analogous to the electric circuit with resistance, where flux, reluctance, and magnetomotive force correspond to electric current, resistance, and electromotive force.