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A portion or part of something that may be divided into components, such as a sum of money. A unit of stock that represents ownership in a corporation.

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n. 1) a portion of a benefit from a trust, estate, claim or business usually in equal division (or a specifically stated fraction) with others ("to my three daughters, in equal shares"). 2) a portion of ownership interest in a corporation, represented by a stock certificate stating the number of shares of an issue of the corporation's stock.

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SHARE. A portion of anything. Sometimes shares are equal, at other times they are unequal.
     2. In companies and corporations the whole of the capital stock is usually divided into equal proportions called shares. Shares in public companies have sometimes been held to be real estate, but most usually they are considered as personal property. Wordsw. Jo. Sto. Co. ch. 1 P, p. 288. 3. The proportion which descends to one of several children from his ancestor, is called a share. The term share and share alike, signifies in equal proportions. See Perpart.

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Engineered for high-performance cellular and wireless applications, the Am29BDS640G features AMD's Flexible Bank architecture and award-winning Simultaneous Read/Write operation.
DAT 72 represents an 80% increase in capacity compared to DDS 4 and is read/write compatible with DDS 3 and DDS 4.
DiskOnChip's embedded security-enabling features include configurable read/write hardware protection for up to two partitions, a One-Time Programmable (OTP) area and a Unique Identification (UID) number.
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Built using AMD's 0.17-micron flash memory process, the device offers a selectable x16/x32 data bus and features AMD's award winning simultaneous read/write architecture.