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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 write has been largely superseded by talk and then irc.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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Since the deployment of ThinkPad X41 Tablet PCs, we have received only positive feedback from the faculty and students who have used the tablet and its writable slate to take notes, draw illustrations and transmit electronic documents," said Doug West, director of communications, University of Richmond.
The writable slate and unique functions of the ThinkPad X41 Tablets will help students and teachers discover new ways to work, learn and interact in the classroom and on campus.