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English definition of “write”

write

verb
 
 
/raɪt/ (wrote, written)
[I or T] to put letters, numbers or symbols on a piece of paper or a computer screen, using a pen, pencil or keyboard: Write your name and address on the form. The negative figures were written in red.
[I or T] to create a document in order to supply information or communicate with someone: He wrote a letter of complaint to the Customer Services Department. A report written by the finance committee made several cost-cutting recommendations. written communication/confirmation/statement
[T] (also write sth out) to put all the necessary information on a form: They wrote me a cheque for $5,000 in compensation.
[T] INSURANCE to provide insurance: The bank does not write its own insurance but offers building and contents cover through a third party.
[T] IT to record data in the memory of a computer or a disk: write sth to sth The file failed to write to disk because it was too large.
[T] IT to create a computer program: The computer package was specially written for market research purposes.
(Definition of write from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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