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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rewriting, revising(noun)

    editing that involves writing something again


  1. rewriting(Noun)

    The process or result of writing again; a rewrite.

  2. rewriting(Noun)

    a wide range of potentially non-deterministic methods of replacing subterms of a formula with other terms


  1. Rewriting

    In mathematics, computer science, and logic, rewriting covers a wide range of methods of replacing subterms of a formula with other terms. What is considered are rewriting systems. In their most basic form, they consist of a set of objects, plus relations on how to transform those objects. Rewriting can be non-deterministic. One rule to rewrite a term could be applied in many different ways to that term, or more than one rule could be applicable. Rewriting systems then do not provide an algorithm for changing one term to another, but a set of possible rule applications. When combined with an appropriate algorithm, however, rewrite systems can be viewed as computer programs, and several declarative programming languages are based on term rewriting.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rewriting in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rewriting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of rewriting in a Sentence

  1. Texas Senator Ted Cruz:

    They shouldn't be rewriting Obamacare.

  2. Mr Enriquez:

    We are rewriting the sentences of life to our purposes.

  3. Jay Nixon:

    Rewriting our state's constitution to condone discrimination would be contrary to our values and harmful to our economy.

  4. Roger Bootle:

    The campaign against joining the euro was clear that we should be in the single market, but outside of the euro, they are now rewriting history because it is the only argument they have.

  5. Matt Damon:

    Sending people to Mars and returning them safely is the challenge of a generation, journey to Mars will forever change our history books, rewriting what we know about the red planet and expanding the human presence deeper into the solar system.

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