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write

[rīt]
(computer science)
To transmit data from any source onto an internal storage medium.
A command directing that an output operation be performed.

write

(chat)
Unix's simple talk command and protocol. write has been largely superseded by talk and then irc.

An enhancement, RWP, has been proposed.

write

(tool)
A simple text editor for Windows.

write

To store data in memory or onto a storage medium, such as a disk or flash drive. Writing is analogous to recording a movie on a DVR. Every write operation in the computer implies a read operation. For example, to write a file to disk requires reading the data from memory. See read and read/write.


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As long as users write down or store their password, none of these efforts add any protection.
service, Chaney and others - children included - will take three to five minutes to write down their negative thoughts before setting them afire and watching them burn.
If it is subsequently determined that the write down should have occurred in a prior period, the company will be required to restate its financial statements for such periods and make an adjustment to its 2004 results.
The majority of the write down will be in Canada, due principally to year over year oil and gas price declines together with a reduction in proved oil and gas reserves.
It's okay to write down a vague hint, but never write down all or part of the actual password.
Third quarter 2003 also includes one-time extraordinary charges of $569,637 relating to the write down of certain assets in Brazil.
Subsequently, an anomaly occurred whereby the class D notes experienced a partial write down of principal and then obtained upsized credit enhancement.