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Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

(often followed by to) To cause data to be recorded in some form of storage. The word is often used to qualify the meaning of a noun, as in write head.

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write

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 37 words.

pt. wrote, pp. written. OE. str. vb. wrītan engrave, draw, depict, write = OS. wrītan cut, write, OHG.

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write

Edited by John Ayto.

in Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 48 words.

nothing to write home about of little interest or value. informal 1970 Nina Bawden The Birds on the Trees I

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write

Julia Cresswell.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 141 words.

[OE]

The idea behind write in the ancient Germanic languages was ‘to score or carve’—people in northern Europe would have

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write

Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

(often followed by to) To cause data to be recorded in some form of storage. The word is often used to qualify the meaning of a noun, as in write head.

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write <i>v.</i>

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 624 words.

1 (drugs) of a doctor, to write prescriptions for narcotics.

1953William LeeJunkie (1966

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write-once

Edited by Andrew Butterfield and Gerard Ekembe Ngondi.

in A Dictionary of Computer Science

January 2016; p ublished online January 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computing. 42 words.

Denoting optical media on which the user can write data, which is then permanent: the media cannot be erased and

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write-off

Edited by John Black, Nigar Hashimzade and Gareth Myles.

in A Dictionary of Economics

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Economics. 61 words.

When the value of a transaction is reduced to zero in a company's accounts. A write-off is more severe than a ...

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write-off

John Black, Nigar Hashimzade and Gareth Myles.

in A Dictionary of Economics

January 2017; p ublished online January 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Economics. 59 words.

A reduction in the value assigned to a transaction in the accounts to zero. A write-off is more severe than

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write ring

Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

A ring that is attached to the hub of a reel of magnetic tape to permit its content to be overwritten or erased. When the reel is mounted on a tape transport the ring actuates a switch that...

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write-down

Edited by John Black, Nigar Hashimzade and Gareth Myles.

in A Dictionary of Economics

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Economics. 47 words.

When a company or a bank believes that a transaction will not deliver the promised outcome, and so reduces the value assigned to the transaction in the accounts. A write-down is a...

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read–write head

Elizabeth Martin.

in The New Oxford Dictionary for Scientific Writers and Editors

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 10 words.

(en dash; preferred to read/write head) Computing

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read/write memory

Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

A type of memory that, in normal operation, allows the user to access (read from) or alter (write to) individual storage locations within the device. The choice of read or write operation...

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goodwill write-off reserve

Jonathan Law.

in A Dictionary of Accounting

July 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Accounting. 27 words.

A special *reserve against which to place a goodwill write-off. The reserve has a debit balance and is referred

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read/write head

Edited by Andrew Butterfield and Gerard Ekembe Ngondi.

in A Dictionary of Computer Science

January 2016; p ublished online January 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computing. 115 words.

A component of a *disk drive that records and retrieves data from magnetic disks. Read\write heads are also used

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read/write memory

Edited by Andrew Butterfield and Gerard Ekembe Ngondi.

in A Dictionary of Computer Science

January 2016; p ublished online January 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computing. 53 words.

A type of memory that, in normal operation, allows the user to access (read from) or alter (write to) individual

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read/write memory

John Daintith and Edmund Wright.

in A Dictionary of Computing

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computing. 53 words.

A type of memory that, in normal operation, allows the user to access (read from) or alter (write to) individual

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write-once

John Daintith and Edmund Wright.

in A Dictionary of Computing

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computing. 41 words.

Denoting optical media on which the user can write data, which is then permanent: the media cannot be erased and

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read/write head

John Daintith and Edmund Wright.

in A Dictionary of Computing

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computing. 115 words.

A component of a *disk drive that records and retrieves data from magnetic disks. Read\write heads are also used

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write-once

Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

Denoting optical media on which the user can write data, which is then permanent: the media cannot be erased and reused. It is often called worm media, standing for write once read many...

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write-off

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

In insurance, a term used to describe damaged property that would cost more than its value to repair. The asset is said to be a write-off, and is written off.

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