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o·ver·write / ˌōvərˈrīt/ • v. (past -wrote; past part. -writ·ten) [tr.] 1. write on top of (other writing): many names had been scratched out or overwritten. ∎  Comput. destroy (data) or the data in (a file) by entering new data in its place: an entry stating who is allowed to overwrite the file. ∎ another term for overtype. 2. write too elaborately or ornately: there is a tendency to overwrite their parts and fall into cliché.

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overwrite

overwrite To destroy information in a memory location by writing in new information.

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