Definition of read-write in English:



  • Capable of reading existing data and accepting alterations or further input.

    • ‘At this point, she has shifted her checked-out copy from the read-only mirror over to a read-write archive hosted on her laptop.’
    • ‘Armed with read-write data, library managers can fine tune performance and ensure that all disks are operating at appropriate levels.’
    • ‘Guy also expects DVD read-write drives to become standard features.’
    • ‘When a tape is stretched, it may reduce head-to-tape contact, increasing read-write errors and dramatically reducing data throughput.’
    • ‘The client is able to open seekable streams on the server, either in read-only or read-write access mode.’