Meaning of writable in English:

writable

adjective

See write

  • ‘So the ‘old’ idea of combining read-only and writable sectors has resurfaced to facilitate the rise of e-books, but now it benefits from the new reality that practically every computer has a CD-ROM reader.’
  • ‘To burn a DVD, you'll need a writable DVD drive, but the miniDVD is essentially DVD-formatted video on a standard CD-R disc that plays only on a computer.’
  • ‘In this aggressive environment, optical technology is proving its value as a high-capacity, long data life, random-access writable technology.’
  • ‘In other words, it IS writable, but only by root.’
  • ‘It's common for programs to set read and write exception sets and then use the select system call to wait for a file descriptor to be readable or writable.’

Pronunciation

writable

/ˈrʌɪtəb(ə)l/