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overwrite definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

v
1: write new data on top of existing data and thus erase the previously existing data; "overwrite that file"

Merriam Webster's

verb (overwrote; overwritten; overwriting) Date: 1658 transitive verb 1. to write over the surface of 2. to write in inflated or overly elaborate style intransitive verb to write too much or in an overly elaborate style

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v. (past -wrote; past part. -written) 1 tr. write on top of (other writing). 2 tr. Computing destroy (data) in (a file etc.) by entering new data. 3 intr. (esp. as overwritten adj.) write too elaborately or too ornately. 4 intr. & refl. write too much; exhaust oneself by writing. 5 tr. write too much about. 6 intr. (esp. as overwriting n.) in shipping insurance, accept more risk than the premium income limits allow.



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