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Overwrite   /ˌoʊvərrˈaɪt/   Listen
Overwrite

verb
(past overwrote; past part. overwritten)
1.
Write new data on top of existing data and thus erase the previously existing data.






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"Overwrite" Quotes from Famous Books



... :clobber: /vt./ To overwrite, usually unintentionally: "I walked off the end of the array and clobbered the stack." Compare {mung}, {scribble}, ...
— The Jargon File, Version 4.0.0

... course, to show the director just what bit of by-play it is that is responsible for a certain situation that will "get a laugh," but do not be verbose, and do not go into tiresome details. "It is a very easy matter, for a writer fired with enthusiasm, to overwrite." ...
— Writing the Photoplay • J. Berg Esenwein and Arthur Leeds



Words linked to "Overwrite" :   computing, computer science, save, write



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