Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Capable of recording data. Used of a storage medium.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective capable of being written
  • adjective computing able to be written data to, usually a file or medium

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

write +‎ -able

Examples

  • 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

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

    Computerworld News

  • 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

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  • 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

  • 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

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