Override meaning

ōvər-rīd
To extend over; overlap.
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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 CEO overrides 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 healthy overrides 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 you override the machine.

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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.

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To trample on.
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To ride (a horse) too hard.
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A sales commission collected by an executive in addition to the commission received by a subordinate salesperson.
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A mechanism or system used to counteract an automatic control.
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The act or an instance of nullifying.
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To ride over.
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To trample down.
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To surpass or prevail over.
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To disregard, overrule, or nullify.
  • To change or cancel (an automatic function)
  • To overrule (a veto), as by a supermajority vote by the legislature.
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To fatigue (a horse, etc.) by riding too long.
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To pass or extend over.
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To receive a commission on the sales made by (a subagent)
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(surgery) To overlap.
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The act or an instance of overriding.
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A system or device for changing or canceling an automatic function.
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To ride across or beyond something.
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To ride a horse too hard.
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To counteract the normal operation of something.

The Congress promptly overrode the president's veto, passing the bill into law.

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(software, object-oriented) To define a new behaviour of a method by creating the same method of the superclass with the same name and signature.

How the cat runs is defined in the method run of the class Cat, which overrides the same method with the same signature of superclass called Mammal.

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A device for prioritizing audio signals, such that certain signals receive priority over others.
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The commission paid an agent or manager on sales made by his or her representatives.
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Origin of override

  • From over- +"Ž ride.

    From Wiktionary