overwrite

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From over- +‎ write.

Verb[edit]

overwrite (third-person singular simple present overwrites, present participle overwriting, simple past overwrote, past participle overwritten)

  1. (transitive, computing) To destroy (older data) by recording new data over it.
    I accidentally saved my unwanted changes and overwrote the version of the document I wanted to keep.
  2. (transitive) To cover in writing.

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