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What’s Nuclear About A Football?Whose nuclear launch button is bigger? There has been a serious kerfuffle in the news about buttons and their relative size. Specifically, nuclear launch buttons. Kim Jong-un, the leader of North Korea, flatly stated that a nuclear button is on his desk at all times. “It’s not a mere threat but a reality that I have a nuclear button on the desk in my office.” …
- magnetic course,
- magnetic declination,
- magnetic dip,
- magnetic dipole,
- magnetic dipole moment,
- magnetic domain,
- magnetic drum,
- magnetic epoch,
- magnetic equator,
- magnetic field
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computing another name for disk (def. 2)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
A memory device, such as a floppy disk or a hard disk, that is covered with a magnetic coating. Digital information is stored on magnetic disks in the form of microscopically small, magnetized needles, each of which encodes a single bit of information by being polarized in one direction (representing 1) or the other (representing 0).
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