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Overwrite vs. Override

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Overwriteverb

To destroy (older data) by recording new data over it.

‘I accidentally saved my unwanted changes and overwrote the version of the document I wanted to keep.’;

Overrideverb

To ride across or beyond something.

Overwriteverb

(transitive) To cover in writing; to write over the top of.

Overrideverb

To ride a horse too hard.

Overwriteverb

(ambitransitive) To write too much.

Overrideverb

To counteract the normal operation of something; to countermand with orders of higher priority.

‘The Congress promptly overrode the president's veto, passing the bill into law.’;

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Overwriteverb

(ambitransitive) To write in an unnecessarily complicated or florid way; to produce purple prose.

Overrideverb

(object-oriented) To define a new behaviour of a method by creating the same method of the superclass with the same name and signature.

‘How the cat runs is defined in the method run() of the class Cat, which overrides the same method with the same signature of superclass called Mammal.’;

Overwritenoun

(computing) The operation of destroying older data by recording new data over it.

Overridenoun

A mechanism, device or procedure used to counteract an automatic control.

Overwriteverb

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

‘overwrite that file’;

Overridenoun

A royalty.

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Overwriteverb

write on top of (other writing)

‘many names had been scratched out or overwritten’;

Overridenoun

A device for prioritizing audio signals, such that certain signals receive priority over others.

Overwriteverb

destroy (data) by entering new data in its place

‘an entry stating who is allowed to overwrite the file’;

Overrideverb

To ride over or across; to ride upon; to trample down.

‘The carter overridden with [i. e., by] his cart.’;

Overwriteverb

another term for overtype

Overrideverb

To suppress; to destroy; to supersede; to annul; to nullify; as, one law overrides another; to override a veto.

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Overwriteverb

write too elaborately or ornately

‘there is a tendency to overwrite their parts and fall into cliché’;

Overrideverb

To countermand; to overrule; as, a supervisor may override the decision of a subordinate.

Overwriteverb

(in insurance) accept more risk than the premium income limits allow.

Overrideverb

To replace (one system with another); as, the pilot overrode the automatic pilot and took manual control of the airplane.

Overrideverb

To ride beyond; to pass; to outride.

‘I overrode him on the way.’;

Overrideverb

To ride too much; to ride, as a horse, beyond its strength.

Overridenoun

a manually operated device to correct the operation of an automatic device

Overridenoun

the act of nullifying; making null and void; counteracting or overriding the effect or force of something

Overrideverb

rule against;

‘The Republicans were overruled when the House voted on the bill’;

Overrideverb

prevail over;

‘health considerations override financial concerns’;

Overrideverb

counteract the normal operation of (an automatic gear shift in a vehicle)

Overrideverb

ride (a horse) too hard

Overrideverb

use one's authority to reject or cancel (a decision, view, etc.)

‘the courts will ultimately override any objections’;

Overrideverb

be more important than

‘this commitment should override all other considerations’;

Overrideverb

interrupt the action of (an automatic device), typically in order to take manual control

‘you can override the cut-out by releasing the switch’;

Overrideverb

extend over; overlap

‘the external rendering should not override the damp-proof membrane’;

Overrideverb

travel or move over

‘overriding by vehicles is implicated in over half the cases of footway damage’;

Overridenoun

a device for suspending an automatic function on a machine

‘the flash has to have a manual override to be useful’;

Overridenoun

an excess or increase on a budget, salary, or cost

‘commission overrides give established carriers an unfair advantage’;

Overridenoun

a cancellation of a decision by exertion of authority or winning of votes

‘the House vote in favour of the bill was 10 votes short of the requisite majority for an override’;

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