Degauss synonyms

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Derived from the German mathematician Karl Friedrich Gauss. “To degauss” is to remove magnetism from a device using a Cathode Ray Tube (CRT). The CRT, invented by Karl Ferdinand Braun, is the display device used in most computer display monitors, video monitors, televisions, and oscilloscopes. Most televisions automatically degauss their picture tube when switched on, as do some monitors, but some monitors are degaussed manually. The magnetism of these tubes is removed because it can cause inaccuracies and misrepresentation of color. Derived from the German mathematician Karl Friedrich Gauss. “To degauss” is to remove magnetism from a device using a Cathode Ray Tube (CRT). The CRT, invented by Karl Ferdinand Braun, is the display device used in most computer display monitors, video monitors, televisions, and oscilloscopes. Most televisions automatically degauss their picture tube when switched on, as do some monitors, but some monitors are degaussed manually. The magnetism of these tubes is removed because it can cause inaccuracies and misrepresentation of color. Before computer disks are discarded, companies often degauss them to remove proprietary information. Information on a CD-ROM, on the other hand, can be erased by simply putting the disc in a microwave oven. Critical personal information can be left on hard drives discarded by businesses that fail to take the proper precautions. According to North American laws, just pressing the Delete key to erase information is not good enough, for deleting data removes only the pointer to the data and not the data itself. If a cyber thief obtains information on a machine not properly cleaned and uses that information to commit, say, identity theft, the company may be fully or partially liable. A good tool for cleaning machines about to be discarded is Norton’s CleanSweep. Carruthers, S. Data Protection: Don’t Leave Your Company Secrets in the Trash. The Globe and Mail, April 27, 2005, p. B5; Farlex Inc. The Free Dictionary: Degauss. [Online, 2004.] Farlex Inc. Website. http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Degauss.
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To make something nonmagnetic by removing its magnetic properties.
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To make something nonmagnetic by removing its magnetic properties.
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Alternative spelling of magnetize.
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To make into a magnet; give magnetic properties to (steel, iron, etc.)
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