[ doun-lohd ]
/ ˈdaʊnˌloʊd /
verb (used with object)
to transfer (software, data, character sets, etc.) from a distant to a nearby computer, from a larger to a smaller computer, or from a computer to a peripheral device.
software, data, etc., that has been downloaded: the best free music downloads.
the act or process of downloading.
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How to use download in a sentence
British Dictionary definitions for download
to copy or transfer (data or a program) into the memory of one computer system from a larger one
to broadcast specialist programmes, for such groups as doctors, outside normal broadcasting hours. They are often recorded on video tapes and viewed laterCompare upload
esp Canadian to delegate or assign (work, responsibilities, costs, etc) to a someone at a lower level of an organization; off-load
a file transferred onto a computer from another computer or the internet
Derived forms of downloaddownloadable, adjective
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Scientific definitions for download
To transfer data or programs from a server or host computer to one's own computer or digital device. Compare upload.
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