Overwritten



[oh-ver-rahyt] /ˌoʊ vərˈraɪt/

verb (used with object), overwrote, overwritten, overwriting.
1.
to in too elaborate, burdensome, diffuse, or prolix a style:
He overwrites his essays to the point of absurdity.
2.
to write in excess of the requirements, especially so as to defeat the original intention:
That young playwright tends to overwrite her big scenes.
3.
to write on or over; cover with :
a flyleaf overwritten with a dedication.
verb (used without object), overwrote, overwritten, overwriting.
4.
to write too elaborately:
The problem with so many young authors is that they tend to overwrite.
/ˌəʊvəˈraɪt/
verb -writes, -writing, -wrote, -written
1.
to write (something) in an excessively ornate or prolix style
2.
to write too much about (someone or something)
3.
to write on top of (other writing)
4.
to record on a storage medium, such as a magnetic disk, thus destroying what was originally recorded there
v.

1690s, “to write over other writing,” from over- + write (v.). Of computers, it is attested from 1959. Meaning “to write too elaborately or ornately” is from 1923. Related: Overwriting; overwritten.

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