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read/write head

[reed-rahyt] /ˈridˈraɪt/
noun, Computers.
an electromagnetic device, as in a disk or tape drive, that reads data from or writes data on a magnetic disk or tape.
Also called head. Unabridged
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read-write head

(computing) an electromagnet that can both read and write information on a magnetic medium such as magnetic tape or disk
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