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write-pro·tect

(rīt′prə-tĕkt′)
tr.v. write-pro·tect·ed, write-pro·tect·ing, write-pro·tects Computers
To modify (a file or disk) so that its data cannot be edited or erased.
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write-protected

adj
(Computer Science) (of a computer disk) having been protected from accidental writing or erasure
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write-protected

adj (Comput) → schreibgeschützt
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