overtype

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

over- +‎ type

Noun[edit]

overtype (uncountable)

  1. (computing) A feature in wordprocessing whereby each typed character replaces the character after the cursor rather than being inserted before it.

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Verb[edit]

overtype (third-person singular simple present overtypes, present participle overtyping, simple past and past participle overtyped)

  1. To type on top of something already typed.
    It produced the yen sign by overtyping "=" on a "Y".

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