Read-only definition

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(comput.) Designating or of a file whose contents can be read or viewed, but not altered.
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(1) Refers to storage media that permanently hold their content such as ROM chips, CD-ROMs and DVD-ROMs. See ROM, CD-ROM and DVD-ROM.
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Unalterable, capable of being read but not written. Especially common in computer terms such as read-only memory and read-only access to files or directories (in in file system permissions or programs).
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