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[ ed-it ]
/ ˈɛd ɪt /
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verb (used with object)
noun
an instance of or the work of editing: automated machinery that allows a rapid edit of incoming news.
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Origin of edit

1785–95; 1915–20 for def. 6; partly back formation from editor, partly <French éditer<Latin ēditus published (past participle of ēdere to give out), equivalent to ē-e-1 + -ditus combining form of datus given; cf. datum

OTHER WORDS FROM edit

Other definitions for edit (2 of 2)

edit.

abbreviation
edited.
edition.
editor.
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How to use edit in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for edit

edit
/ (ˈɛdɪt) /

verb (tr)
to prepare (text) for publication by checking and improving its accuracy, clarity, etc
to be in charge of (a publication, esp a periodical)he edits the local newspaper
to prepare (a film, tape, etc) by rearrangement, selection, or rejection of previously filmed or taped material
(tr) to modify (a computer file) by, for example, deleting, inserting, moving, or copying text
(often foll by out) to remove (incorrect or unwanted matter), as from a manuscript or film
noun
informal an act of editinggive the book a final edit

Word Origin for edit

C18: back formation from editor
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