overwrite definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • to pay for (one thing) with writing.
    • To write about in an artificial or an excessively fancy, wordy style.
    • Computer Science To destroy or lose (old information) by recording brand-new information over it: inadvertently overwrote a significant document.
    • Computer Science To record (new data) over currently stored information, thus destroying the old data: overwrote an updated document in addition to an early on draft.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To write artificial, exceptionally sophisticated, or wordy prose.
  • verb:
    • To destroy old information by recording new data over it.
    • To cover written down.
    • write brand-new data along with present data and so erase the formerly present information
  • others:
    • To write over some other writing, or even to protect, as a manuscript, along with other writing.
    • To superscribe; entitle.

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