Definitions for overwriteˌoʊ vərˈraɪt

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  1. overwrite(verb)

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

    "overwrite that file"


  1. overwrite(Verb)

    To destroy old data by recording new data over it.

  2. overwrite(Verb)

    To cover in writing.

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