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a river in SE Europe, rising in NW Slovenia and flowing east and south to the Danube at Belgrade. Length: 940 km (584 miles)



(also Sabi), a river in Rhodesia and Mozambique. It is 640 km long. It originates on the Matabele plateau and empties into the Indian Ocean. The water level is highest in the summer (December through February), when the lower course of the river is navigable by small vessels. The Save is used for irrigation.


An assembler for the Burroughs 220 by Melvin Conway (see Conway's Law). The name "SAVE" didn't stand for anything, it was just that you lost fewer card decks and listings because they all had SAVE written on them.


(editor, programming, storage)
To copy data to a more permanent form of storage. The term is commonly used for when some kind of document editing application program writes the current document from RAM to a file on hard disk at the request of the user. The implication is that the user might later load the file back into the editor again to view it, print it, or continue editing it. Saving a document makes it safe from the effects of power failure.

The "document" might actually be anything, e.g. a word processor document, the current state of a game, a piece of music, a website, or a memory image of some program being executed (though the term "dump" would probably be more common here).

Data can be saved to any kind of (writable) storage: hard disk, floppy disk, CD-R; either locally or via a network.

A program might save its data without any explicit user request, e.g. periodically as a precaution ("auto save"), or if it forms part of a pipeline of processes which pass data via intermediate files. In the latter case the term suggests all data is written in a single operation whereas "output" might be a continuous flow, in true pipeline fashion.

When copying several files from one storage medium to another, the terms "backup", "dump", or "archive" would be used rather than "save". The term "store" is similar to "save" but typically applies to copying a single item of data, e.g. a number, from a processor's register to RAM.

A "save" operation saves the document in its native format, e.g. a proprietary word processor format, whereas "save as" (or "export") saves the same data in a different format, e.g. a plain text file.


To copy the document, record or image being worked on to a storage medium. If the file has already been created on the hard disk, saving updates the file by writing the data currently in memory (RAM) to the disk. All modern applications prompt the user to save data upon exiting if the user has made any changes to them.

Save to Disk
All processing is done in memory (RAM). When the processing is completed, the data must be placed onto a permanent storage medium, which is generally the hard disk. In the past, it might have been magnetic tape. See Save As.
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She has not "saved the world" but she has made the world savable, for Love will live amid human sorrow fueled by a pledge not to do battle forever with the world but to be alive in it in the firm belief that, in some brighter period when the world should have grown ripe for it, the Love that consumes Harry might subsume us all.
Savable Calls Total Calls 65,000 InfoCision 27,896 42.9% Competitor 23,482 37.2% *2005 results Note: Table made from bar graph.
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Version 2.0 includes the CVideo-Snapshot software to capture still images, savable in seven different file formats.
"People tend to spend more on collectible and savable items."
Thus two potentially "savable" individuals find themselves contaminated by a surrounding culture whose spiritual depravity prevents the individual from achieving spiritual transcendence on his or her own.
Recall that during the period in which the SAI emerged the two opposable stereotypes regarding Indians were: (1) the ignoble savage who was culturally and racially inferior and incapable of being civilized (hence either to be forever separated from "civilized society" or exterminated); and (2) the noble savage who was savable but had to be weaned from what was considered an inferior culture.
What theology says is that woman has a soul, is savable, has the moral capacity to make life-giving decisions.
I don't think he regarded me as savable any more than I regarded him as savior.)
Fo went back to Italy, several directors tried to doctor the show, and finally Wekwerth salvaged what was savable. The result obviously didn't satisfy, so Wekwerth again tried his hand at it in 1985.
For the third level of information, participants were told about the endangered status of the species (not endangered, no salvation, and endangered and savable), and no mention was made of the physical characteristics of the species.