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update

[verb uhp-deyt, uhp-deyt; noun uhp-deyt] /verb ʌpˈdeɪt, ˈʌpˌdeɪt; noun ˈʌpˌdeɪt/
verb (used with object), updated, updating.
1.
to bring (a book, figures, or the like) up to date as by adding new information or making corrections:
to update a science textbook.
2.
Computers. to incorporate new or more accurate information in (a database, program, procedure, etc.).
3.
to bring (a person, organization, etc.) up to date on a particular subject:
The magazine article will update you on the international situation.
noun
4.
an act or instance of updating:
to make an update in a financial ledger.
5.
information or data used in updating.
6.
an updated version, model, or the like.
Origin of update
1940-1945
First recorded in 1940-45; up- + date1
Related forms
updatable, adjective
updater, noun
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  • updated editions will replace the previous one--the old editions will be renamed.

  • Authors' and First Lines' Indices were updated to match poems.

  • The page numbers have been updated for the plain text version of this book.

    Insect Adventures J. Henri Fabre
  • updated editions will replace the previous one—the old editions will be renamed.

    Options

    O. Henry
  • He flicked a button that gave him an updated status report on each of the three men in question.

    The Dueling Machine Benjamin William Bova
British Dictionary definitions for updated

update

verb (transitive) (ʌpˈdeɪt)
1.
to bring up to date
noun (ˈʌpˌdeɪt)
2.
the act of updating or something that is updated
Derived Forms
updateable, adjective
updater, noun
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Word Origin and History for updated

update

v.

1948, in reference to information, 1952 in reference to persons, from up + date (v.1). Related: Updated; updating. The noun is attested from 1967.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for updated

update

modifier

: Is this the update material?

noun

: I'll give you a quick update (1967+)

verb

To give, add, record, etc, the latest information: He updated me on a couple of gimmicks (1948+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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