writ·​able | \ ˈrī-tə-bəl How to pronounce writable (audio) \

Definition of writable

1 : capable of being put in writing
2 : being an electronic storage medium capable of having new data written on it a writable DVD

Examples of writable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There was the 1998 release of the iMac that — to some customers' horror — did away with the floppy disk drive, featuring only a re-writable CD drive. Clare Duffy, CNN, "Apple may be ditching the lightning charging cable for some iPhones by 2021, analyst says," 8 Dec. 2019 Writable surfaces such as chalkboard paint or large marker boards also let kids customize their room. Melissa Kossler Dutton, chicagotribune.com, "Kids' bedroom oases should reflect their personalities," 8 Aug. 2017 That steep $2,000 sticker includes a knockout feature — a writable Blu-ray drive; at $1,600 without it, the laptop is a bargain. Christopher Null, WIRED, "Sony Vaio VGN-FZ180E," 23 Oct. 2007 After this, the attacker can access the world-writable (non-restricted) file that controls which programs run on boot, and the attacker may add his own to the list. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "Internet cameras have hard-coded password that can’t be changed," 7 June 2017

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First Known Use of writable

1782, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Writable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/writable. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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