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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 write has been largely superseded by talk and then irc.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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I wrote a picture book called Baby Bobby, and I wrote on the back page: "Baby Bobby is a book about a babby [sic].
The only women mentioned as writers in the whole book are two Swedish women who wrote autobiographies (222, 227).
Smithson, for example, wrote an essay in Art International in 1968 entitled "A Museum of Language in the Vicinity of Art.
Though an exceptionally accomplished Latinist, Caritas wrote her Denkwurdigkeiten (Memoirs) in German to chronicle the steadfast resistance of her Poor Clares against the attempts of the Nuremberg city council to impose the Lutheran Reformation.
When my father passed away, I wanted to help my mom, so I wrote down everything.
We learn something about how the woodsman conceives of writing: "When I told him that I wrote considerably, he thought for a long time that it was merely handwriting which I meant, for he could write a remarkably good hand himself.
On this day Sam wrote, "Once upon a time there as a mean dragon.
William Faulkner (who wrote the screenplays for "To Have and Have Not" and "The Big Sleep"), wrote "The Sound and the Fury" in 1929, when color and sound were still movie novelties.
For example, "The manager wrote the report" is active, and "The report was written by the manager" is passive.
For instance, when you were required to turn in an outline with a term paper, if you wrote the paper first and then the outline, you will probably also like this approach.
Script did not show up on the doorstep as a divine donation, Warburton argued;it evolved gradually among fleshand-blood folks who first wrote with pictures that correspond to words (a picture of a fish for the word "fish" and so on), then devised pictures and marks to denote abstract ideas, and finally formulated the alphabet.
As junior faculty, we wrote about what we knew: teacher education classrooms, PK12 schools, and college students struggling with applications of theory.