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1. overwrite

verb. ['ˌoʊvɝˈraɪt'] write new data on top of existing data and thus erase the previously existing data.

Synonyms

  • save

Antonyms

  • lose
  • waste

Etymology

  • over- (English)
  • over- (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • write (English)
  • writen (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Example sentences of the word overwrite


1. Verb, base form
Attempting the flash again will usually overwrite any corrupted data from a previous flash and correct the problem.

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