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write-protect

Syllabification: write-pro·tect

Definition of write-protect in English:

verb

[with object] Computing
Protect (a disk) from accidental writing or erasure, as by removing the cover from a notch in the plastic casing of a floppy disk.
Example sentences
  • Note: after you are done configuring the Linux router, write-protect the floppy disk you are using.
  • In this way the disk can even be write-protected.
  • The user data area is divided into 64-byte blocks, and each block can be write-protected to prevent accidental deletion or alteration of data.

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