• Verb:
    • (British) IPA: /əʊ.vəˈɹaɪd/
    • (America) IPA: /oʊ.vəɹˈɹaɪd/
  • Noun:
    • (British) IPA: /ˈəʊ.vəˌɹaɪd/
    • (America) IPA: /ˈoʊ.vəɹˌɹaɪd/

override (overrides, present participle overriding; past overrode, past participle overridden)

  1. To ride across or beyond something.
  2. To ride a horse too hard.
  3. To counteract the normal operation of something; to countermand with orders of higher priority.
    The Congress promptly overrode the president's veto, passing the bill into law.
    • 1945 August 17, George Orwell [pseudonym; Eric Arthur Blair], chapter 6, in Animal Farm: A Fairy Story, London: Secker & Warburg, OCLC 3655473 ↗:
      The needs of the windmill must override everything else, he said.
  4. (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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override (plural overrides)

  1. A mechanism, device or procedure used to counteract an automatic control.
  2. A royalty.
  3. A device for prioritizing audio signals, such that certain signals receive priority over others.
  4. (object-oriented) A method with the same name and signature as a method in a superclass, which runs instead of that method, when an object of the subclass is involved.

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