(v.) To print one character directly on top of another. In older printers, this was one way to create unusual characters or bold characters, but it is not necessary with modern printers.
(v.) To record or copy new data over existing data, as in when a file or directory is updated. Data that is overwritten cannot be retrieved. (n.) Refers to a file or directory that has been overwritten.
- overwrite mode
Most word processors and text editors allow you to choose between two modes: overwrite and insert. In overwrite mode, every character you type is displayed at the cursor position. If a character is already at that position, it is replaced. In insert mode, each character you type is inserted at the cursor position. This means […]
- overwriting virus
A type of computer virus that will copy its own code over the host computer system’s file data, which destroys the original program. After your computer system has been cleaned using an antivirus program, users will need to install the original program again. See The Difference Between a Virus, Worm and Trojan Horse in the […]
Platform for Privacy Preferences is a specification that will allow users’ Web browsers to automatically understand Web sites’ privacy practices. Privacy policies will be embedded in the code of a Web site. Browsers will read the policy, and then, automatically provide certain information to specific sites based on the preferences set by the users. For […]
- Private Automated Branch Exchange (PABX)
Short for Private Automated Branch Exchange, this telephone network is commonly used by call centers and other organizations. PABX allows a single access number to offer multiple lines to outside callers while providing a range of external lines to internal callers or staff.