### Crossword clues for rewriting

##### Wiktionary

**rewriting**

n. 1 The process or result of writing again; a rewrite. 2 (context logic computer science English) a wide range of potentially non-deterministic methods of replacing subterms of a formula with other terms vb. (present participle of rewrite English)

##### WordNet

**rewriting**

n. editing that involves writing something again [syn: revising]

##### Wikipedia

**Rewriting**

In mathematics, computer science, and logic, **rewriting** covers a wide range of (potentially non-deterministic) methods of replacing subterms of a formula with other terms. What is considered are **rewriting systems** (also known as **rewrite systems**, **rewrite engines** or **reduction systems**). In their most basic form, they consist of a set of objects, plus relations on how to transform those objects.

Rewriting can be non-deterministic. One rule to rewrite a term could be applied in many different ways to that term, or more than one rule could be applicable. Rewriting systems then do not provide an algorithm for changing one term to another, but a set of possible rule applications. When combined with an appropriate algorithm, however, rewrite systems can be viewed as computer programs, and several declarative programming languages are based on term rewriting.

#### Usage examples of "rewriting".

After the Poet left, we reread it for months and polished it, scraping and __rewriting__ many times.

He had nothing against __rewriting__ the classics, but it seemed to him that the rewrite men were overdoing the cattlemen-sheepmen deal.

She was a master at blaming others and __rewriting__ history, and she was very deceptive.

The book has been through four __rewritings__ since, and Dorothy would probably not recognize her brainchild.