- verb to write data to a location, e.g. memory or disk, and, in doing so, to destroy any data already contained in that location
- To write into an area of storage where data was already present, thereby destroying the data that had occupied said area. This is done, for instance, each time a file of a disk or disc is updated.
Information & Library Science
- verb to replace an electronic file containing data or a computer program in memory or on a disk with a new file of the same name