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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An electromagnet, such as one used in a tape recorder, that converts electrical impulses into variations in the magnetism of a surface for storage and subsequent retrieval.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An electromagnet (as on a tape recorder) that converts electrical variations into magnetic variations that can be stored on a magnetizable surface and later retrieved.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an electromagnet (as on a tape recorder) that converts electrical variations into magnetic variations that can be stored on a surface and later retrieved

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