terminology – Overwrite or override

terminology – Overwrite or override

If youre replacing one implementation completely with another, its overwriting or more commonly replacing. If youre replacing an implementation with another for some specific cases, its overriding.

To overwrite something is to put something else in its place, destroying the thing overwritten. To override something is to cause something else to operate instead of it without harming or changing the thing overridden.

The common used word is Override and its not language-specific as you can also read from wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Method_overriding

terminology – Overwrite or override

Both are generic terminologies
Override is the prevention of some previous action or decision and on the other hand Overwrite refers to something being written over something previously written.

in simple words,

Actions and decisions are overriden.

Information is overwritten.

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