The word override
can be used in several different contexts:
- A manual override is any arrangement that allows a user to take control of an otherwise automatic system or prevent an automatic system from performing its function.
- A safety override is used to prevent safety instrumented systems from operating.
- A veto override allows the U.S. Congress to circumvent a veto by the President
- In the telecommunications industry, an override is a four-digit number that allows callers to make a call using the services of a company other than their pre-selected phone company.
- In object oriented programming, an override is a concept related to polymorphism and inheritance. See also: Overload
- In insurance Overriders are a form of payments to brokers, they are known in the U.S.A. as Contingent commissions
- Override is a 1994 American science fiction genre short film.
- Override is the name of two Transformers characters.
- Override is the former name of Spider-Man antagonist Shadrac.
- In sales:
- In traditional sales environments, an override is a commission paid to managers on sales made by their subordinates, usually calculated as a percentage of the gross sales commissions earned by the salesperson.
- Similarly, in multi-level marketing, agents receive a commission on sales made by their downline (recruited agents).
- OverRide, the Super Famicom top-down shooter.
- In Finance an override (or over-rider) discount is a payment from supplier to customer in one lump sum to account for discounts on future sales invoices. This is commonly used where a specific amount is agreed to be invoiced over time, rather than taking a percentage off each invoice.
- Override is a gas discount program between Irving Oil, Shaw's Supermarkets, Dunkin Donuts, LL Bean, and other retailers. Earn points at the earn partners and burn the points for gas discounts at Irving locations.