a manually operated device to correct the operation of an automatic device
the act of nullifying; making null and void; counteracting or overriding the effect or force of something
overrule, overturn, override, overthrow, reverse(verb)
"The Republicans were overruled when the House voted on the bill"
"health considerations override financial concerns"
counteract the normal operation of (an automatic gear shift in a vehicle)
ride (a horse) too hard
Hence: To countermand; to overrule; as, a supervisor may override the decision of a subordinate.
To replace (one system with another); as, the pilot overrode the automatic pilot and took manual control of the airplane.
Origin: [AS. offerdan.]
A mechanism, device or procedure used to counteract an automatic control.
A device for prioritizing audio signals, such that certain signals receive priority over others.
To ride across or beyond something.
To ride a horse too hard.
To counteract the normal operation of something.
The Congress promptly overrode the president's veto, passing the bill into law.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ō-vėr-rīd′, v.t. to ride too much: to pass on horseback: to trample down or set aside.—Override one's commission, to act with too high a hand: to stretch one's authority too far.
The numerical value of Override in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of Override in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Nor do I believe that there is a compelling economic argument to override those considerations.
But if there's what's called an override thrown -- basically a double lock -- he can't get back in.
Truth is generally kindness, but where the two diverge and collide, kindness should override truth.
Under the First Amendment, the fear of such spontaneous attacks, without more, cannot override individuals' rights to freedom of expression.
Normally, the appeals court would defer to a district court's management of the case, but in some circumstances they might override that judgment.
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