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overwrite

[¦ō·vər¦rīt]
(computer science)
To enter information into a storage location and destroy the information previously held there.

overwrite

To record new data on top of existing data in a rewritable medium such as main memory, magnetic disk or rewritable optical disks. See direct overwrite.
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I will instead light a candle for the hardships his family clearly have to endure, living with such a bitter and unoriginal troll, flinging muck from a tower made of overwritten prose and self-satisfied think pieces.
However, in older adults, memories may be getting stuck in the hippocampus due to the poor quality of deep "slow wave" sleep, and are then overwritten by new memories, Walker and colleagues found.
"However, URLs to photographs may continue to exist on the Content Delivery Network (CDN) after users delete them from Facebook, until they are overwritten.
l7 Ensure verification labels are placed on all hard drives that have been degaussed and overwritten.
The software uses a 'Recovery Bin' to replace the Windows recycle bin, which will capture all data, including files which have been overwritten or deleted over a network.
The researchers say disks must be completely overwritten several times to ensure all information is deleted irretrievably.
* Even if a sector has been overwritten, no active attempt has been made to obfuscate the magnetic field bloom surrounding the bits by overwriting it with random data.
YOU MAY KNOW BY NOW that when you press the Delete button to get rid of digital data, the targeted file or folder doesn't really disappear; rather, it remains on a hard drive until it is overwritten by new data.
The specification (DoD 5220.22-M), which has been implemented in some specialized CAS interface products in the context of a record retention policy, states that depending on the source of the recommendation, targeted sectors should be overwritten between three and 35 times.
In Evolution Leibniz, 1986, the more complex piece presented here, an evacuated approximation of handwriting is overwritten in a kind of double negative that questions the power of record keeping and the personal, physical gesture.
This release includes a smart system scanner that automatically detects all current executable files on a system and places them in an allowed list while ensuring that the folder and file can't be overwritten by newer executable files.
While sentiments and sentences are often overwritten, Krulik aptly captures the way it feels to be a college student on the fringe of popularity--that, in itself, is a wonderful accomplishment.