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OVERWRITE (overwritten, overwrote)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does overwrite mean? 

OVERWRITE (verb)
  The verb OVERWRITE has 1 sense:

1. write new data on top of existing data and thus erase the previously existing data

  Familiarity information: OVERWRITE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


OVERWRITE (verb)


Sense 1overwrite [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Write new data on top of existing data and thus erase the previously existing data

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

overwrite that file

Hypernyms (to "overwrite" is one way to...):

write (record data on a computer)

Domain category:

computer science; computing (the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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