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update

[ verb uhp-deyt, uhp-deyt; noun uhp-deyt ]
/ verb ʌpˈdeɪt, ˈʌpˌdeɪt; noun ˈʌpˌdeɪt /
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verb (used with object), up·dat·ed, up·dat·ing.
to bring (a book, figures, or the like) up to date as by adding new information or making corrections: to update a science textbook.
Computers. to incorporate new or more accurate information in (a database, program, procedure, etc.).
to bring (a person, organization, etc.) up to date on a particular subject: The magazine article will update you on the international situation.
noun
an act or instance of updating: to make an update in a financial ledger.
information or data used in updating.
an updated version, model, or the like.
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Origin of update

First recorded in 1940–45; up- + date1

OTHER WORDS FROM update

up·dat·a·ble, adjectiveup·dat·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for update

update

verb (ʌpˈdeɪt) (tr)
to bring up to date
noun (ˈʌpˌdeɪt)
the act of updating or something that is updated

Derived forms of update

updateable, adjectiveupdater, noun
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