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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Computer Science Capable of recording data. Used of a storage medium: writable compact disks.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. capable of being written
  • adj. able to be written data to, usually a file or medium

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Capable of, or suitable for, being written down.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Capable of being written; such as might be set down in writing.


write +‎ -able (Wiktionary)


  • Floppies died because superior portable storage media came out - namely writable CDs.

    The Tao of Mac

  • A Heavy attack will additionally search for several other known vulnerabilities, such as writable anonymous ftp directories or trusted hosts.

    The Last Days of Hong Kong

  • You have to make the mount point directory 'writable'.

    Comments for The Smorgasbord

  • The software on the IronKey is non-writable, meaning that the device itself cannot be infected with malware.

    Computerworld News

  • Evaluate your activities • Keep accurate records of all incidents that occur • Scan and maintain records on removable media such as writable CD's

    Recently Uploaded Slideshows

  • After detecting the rootfs partition the system tries to generate "rootfs_data" where some kind of writable unionfs of the rootfs will be mounted.

    OpenWrt : News

  • Objects are always writable, including by future applications and by idiosyncratic applications that know, for example, how to access the O'Reilly staff list.

    Creating The Social Address Book

  • Applications using a shared, writable data storage can adopt conventions and data protocols by which they cooperate to achieve joint actions.

    Creating The Social Address Book

  • The shared writable data fabric would be open to future applications.

    Creating The Social Address Book

  • Terry Jones is chief executive of Fluidinfo, the creator of FluidDB, an open, writable shared database.

    Creating The Social Address Book


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