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1 To replenish the charge on the storage capacitors used in dynamic memory cells and other similar devices. Some devices are provided with internal circuitry that automatically refreshes dynamic cells whenever these cells are read. The word refresh is also used as a noun.

2 To repeat at regular intervals the display of digital information on a cathode-ray tube or television monitor in order that the display can appear persistent. See also refresh frequency.

Subjects: Computing.

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