Definition of overwrite verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

overwrite

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈraɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈraɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they overwrite
BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈraɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈraɪt//
 
he / she / it overwrites
BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈraɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈraɪts//
 
past simple overwrote
BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈrəʊt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈroʊt//
 
past participle overwritten
BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈrɪtn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈrɪtn//
 
-ing form overwriting
BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈraɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈraɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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overwrite something (computing) to replace information on the screen or in a file by putting new information over it
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: overwrite