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or up to date

[ uhp-tuh-deyt ]


  1. in accordance with or reflecting the latest or newest ideas, standards, techniques, styles, etc.; modern:

    Our professors are all practicing scientists and teach lectures in the context of up-to-date methodology.

  2. extending to the present time; including the latest information or facts; current:

    Your lender can provide an up-to-date report on the amount you owe on your home loan.

  3. (of people) keeping up with the times, as in outlook, information, ideas, appearance, or style.


  1. in accordance with or abreast of the latest or newest ideas, standards, styles, etc.:

    If you're returning to the workforce after an extended absence, show how you've kept up-to-date with changes in your industry.

  2. right up to the present time; so as to include the latest information or facts:

    The goal was to bring us up to date on many types of treatments that have some clinical benefit to patients.



    1. modern, current, or fashionable

      an up-to-date magazine

    2. ( predicative )

      the magazine is up to date

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Derived Forms

  • ˈup-to-ˈdateness, noun
  • ˈup-to-ˈdately, adverb
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Other Words From

  • up-to-date·ness noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of up-to-date1

First recorded in 1865–70
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Idioms and Phrases

see bring up to date .
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Example Sentences

But it draws on lessons learned from the last 40 years, and of course includes up-to-date technology.

Certainly I can imagine ways of giving this jungle hero some up-to-date progressive attitudes.

At one point, he asked reporters in the room to provide him with up-to-date numbers on voting percentages.

Which is why we need the most up-to-date science—and for government entities to refute “abortion-inducing” misnomers.

Often reporting from Tahrir Square, Zeinobia is viewed as a reliable and up-to-date source for the latest news out of Cairo.

If a kite would give motive power to a man skating, why not use a more up-to-date air-power scheme on the ice?

Despite its antiquity, it is thoroughly up-to-date and was one of the most comfortable inns that we found anywhere.

They knew absolutely nothing of the diamond hitch, which every up-to-date packer uses, and Phil would tolerate no other.

Perhaps the most up-to-date contribution to civilisation that we owe to the shepherds is the ancient and royal game of golf.

These people exert no influence with the practical up-to-date element of the profession and are doing you as they do others.


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