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v. re·wrote (-rōt′), re·writ·ten (-rĭt′n), re·writ·ing, re·writes
1. To write again, especially in a different or improved form; revise.
2. To put (material submitted to a newspaper or magazine) in a form suitable for publishing.
3. Computers To save (a usually altered file) over its most recent version in the same storage location.
To make revisions in written material.
n. (rē′rīt′)
1. The act or an instance of rewriting.
2. Something rewritten.

re·writ′a·ble, re·write′a·ble adj.
re·writ′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rewriting - editing that involves writing something again
editing, redaction - putting something (as a literary work or a legislative bill) into acceptable form
revisal, revise, revision, rescript - the act of rewriting something
recasting, rephrasing, rewording - changing a particular word or phrase
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Thanks to him, and thanks to his apparatus, I was each day nearer the completion of my submarine studies; and I was rewriting my book of submarine depths in its very element.
So once more he set to work rewriting all that had been lost.
The rewriting of these papers will only be in the Vhembe District of Limpopo.
Chitlik, a screenwriter, director, and producer, guides new screenwriters through the process of rewriting a script for a Hollywood studio.
This new edition provides more tools for effective rewriting, offering keys to page reduction, sample rewrites, strategies for handling difficult challenges during the process, and insights on how a more effective screenplay can work.
We employed a lawyer to do the rewrite, but by doing away with reprinting an annual rule book, the cost of rewriting will be cost-neutral in the long term.
However, he does not aim merely to demonstrate that this rewriting has resulted in misrepresentations of Aquinas, but that the type of rewriting that is more concerned with corroborating Aquinas's privileged status or with galvanizing ecclesiastical authority fails "to notice that his rhetorical forms demand reflective and inventive rewriting" (191).
Still, BC drew the line at actually rewriting its policy on non-discrimination, notes Jack Dunn, BC's public information director.
By the time Martinez was rewriting the rules for the election, it was clear his patron was fighting for his political life against former Assembly Speaker Bob Hertzberg.
Barton, who became famous in Religious Right circles by rewriting American history to "prove" that separation of church and state is a myth and that America was designed to be an officially Christian nation, worked under the radar through a series of low-profile visits.
The same is true for Luke's possible rewriting of the beatitudes in light of his concern for the poor.
Not exempt: Journalists whose jobs are straight news reporting, rewriting, collecting and organizing public information or doing other tasks that "only" require "intelligence, diligence and accuracy--plus those reporters whose work is subject to substantial control.