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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.
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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 write has been largely superseded by talk and then irc.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.
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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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For instance, Citigroup has written down about $40 billion in assets, while Merrill Lynch, the nation's largest brokerage firm, has taken $45 billion worth of write-downs.
In the light of these developments, the board has decided that the balance sheet value of UK racecourse pitches held by the company should be written down over the period to June 30, 2012."
Some came with a few questions in mind and some had a few points or a preliminary draft written down for the meeting.
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A banking institution need not establish an ATRR if it writes down in the period in which the ATRR is required, or has written down in prior periods, the value of the specified international assets in the requisite amount for each such asset.
As a result of Statement 142, all existing and newly acquired goodwill will no longer be amortized but will be tested for impairment annually and written down only when impaired.