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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  donuts  n.  obs.  A  collective  noun  for  any  set  of  memory  bits. 
  This  usage  is  extremely  archaic  and  may  no  longer  be  live  jargon;  it 
  dates  from  the  days  of  ferrite-{core}  memories  in  which  each  bit  was 
  implemented  by  a  doughnut-shaped  magnetic  flip-flop. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  donuts 
 
  (Obsolete)  A  collective  noun  for  any  set  of  memory  bits.  This 
  usage  is  extremely  archaic  and  may  no  longer  be  live  jargon; 
  it  dates  from  the  days  of  {ferrite  core  memories}  in  which 
  each  bit  was  implemented  by  a  doughnut-shaped  magnetic 
  {flip-flop}. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
 




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