- to supervise or direct the preparation of (a newspaper, magazine, book, etc.); serve as editor of; direct the editorial policies of.
- to collect, prepare, and arrange (materials) for publication.
- to revise or correct, as a manuscript.
- to expunge; eliminate (often followed by out): The author has edited out all references to his own family.
- to add (usually followed by in).
- to prepare (motion-picture film, video or magnetic tape) by deleting, arranging, and splicing, by synchronizing the sound record with the film, etc.
- Genetics. to alter the arrangement of (genes).
- Computers. to modify or add to (data or text).
- an instance of or the work of editing: automated machinery that allows a rapid edit of incoming news.
Origin of edit
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Examples from the Web for unedited
Meanwhile, the Netherlands and Spain opted for the "unedited" version.Sony Emails Show How the Studio Plans to Censor Kim Jong Un Assassination Comedy ‘The Interview’
December 15, 2014
So I watched back-to-back first the unedited video and then the MSNBC version.The Newtown Heckling Controversy
January 30, 2013
Watch the full, unedited videos of all 22 events from The Daily Beast's Women in the World summit.Women in the World: The Full Program
The Daily Beast Video
March 25, 2010
Many are sloppily melodramatic and the show seems thrown at you unedited.The Art of 'Mr. Brainwash'
February 18, 2010
Below is the unedited transcript of their instant message conversation, which took place at 9:36 p.m. in Tehran (1:06 p.m. EST).Eyewitness Account: "My Brother Was Beaten"
June 20, 2009
Bear in mind your ability as an author and make my life a poem of delights, an unedited romance.Garrick's Pupil
- 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
- informal an act of editinggive the book a final edit
C18: back formation from editor
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Word Origin and History for unedited
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