Definition of Overwriting

1. Verb. (present participle of overwrite) ¹



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Definition of Overwriting

1. overwrite [v] - See also: overwrite

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Overwriting

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overwriting (current term)
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Literary usage of Overwriting

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1. An Introduction to Computer Security: The Nist Handbook by Barbara Guttman (1996)
"overwriting is an effective method for clearing data from magnetic media. As the name implies, overwriting uses a program to write (Is, Os, ..."

2. A Guide to Understanding Data Remanence in Automated Information Systems by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"[7] 4.6 OVERWRITE SOFTWARE AND PURGING The DoD has approved overwriting and degaussing for purging data, although the effectiveness of overwriting cannot be ..."

3. Executive Guide to Computer Viruses by Charles Ritstein (1992)
"The first and simplest of these schemes results in an overwriting virus. As the name suggests, an overwriting virus overwrites the clean executable code ..."

4. W. B. Yeats: The Writing of Sophocles' King Oedipus by William Butler Yeats, David R. Clark (1989)
"12 "go" overwriting penciled "going" is canceled in blue-black ink. ... The note at the bottom of the page and the overwriting in ink of revisions in 11. ..."

5. Ordinary Mysteries: The Common Journal of Nathaniel And Sophia Hawthorne by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Sophia Peabody Hawthorne, Nicholas R. Lawrence, Marta L. Werner (2005)
"While Sophia Hawthorne rarely altered her text via overwriting, Nathaniel Hawthorne ... For a comprehensive record of instances of overwriting in Nathaniel ..."

6. Computer Virus (Icsa) by David J. Stang (1991)
"Determine if overwriting An overwriting virus destroys the first bytes of a file it infects ... If they are now the same, the virus is an overwriting virus. ..."

7. Computer Virus Survival Guide by David Stang (1991)
"One out of eight files infected is destroyed by overwriting the first few bytes with instructions that cause a reboot when the program is run. ..."

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