- An override is defined as a device that stops the automatic function of something, or a cancellation of a decision.
- A stop button on an automatic sprinkler system is an example of an override.
- A vote by a committee to change the rule passed by the boss is an example of an override.
- The definition of override is to overrule, or to stop an automatic function of a device and take mechanical control.
- When the boss says something and the CEO comes in and changes the rule, this is an example of when the CEOoverrides the boss.
- When your primary concern is to stay healthy and this is more important than all other concerns, this is an example of when staying healthyoverrides other matters.
- When you stop a machine from automatically going up and down and you take manual control of the machine instead, this is an example of when youoverride the machine.
override definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
transitive verb overrode, overridden, overriding
- to ride over
- to trample down
- to surpass or prevail over
- to disregard, overrule, or nullify; specif., to change or cancel (an automatic function)
- to fatigue (a horse, etc.) by riding too long
- to pass or extend over
- ☆ to receive a commission on the sales made by (a subagent)
- Surgery to overlap
- the act or an instance of overriding
- a system or device for changing or canceling an automatic function
- ☆ the commission paid an agent or manager on sales made by his or her representatives
override definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
transitive verb o·ver·rode , o·ver·rid·den , o·ver·rid·ing, o·ver·rides
- a. To ride across.b. To ride beyond.
- To trample on.
- To ride (a horse) too hard.
- a. To prevail over; conquer: Budgetary concerns overrode all other considerations.b. To declare null and void; set aside: overrode the President's veto.c. To counteract the normal operation of (an automatic control).
- To extend over; overlap.
- A sales commission collected by an executive in addition to the commission received by a subordinate salesperson.
- See royalty.
- A mechanism or system used to counteract an automatic control.
- The act or an instance of nullifying.
override - Business Definition
- A fee paid to managers that is in addition to their regular pay. For example, a sales manager may receive a portion of the commissions paid to other salespeople. Also called commission override.
- In taxation, an assessment that is in addition to any automatic increase.
- A mechanism for altering an automatic process. For example, equipment may have an override that allows an employee to interrupt its normal operation.