[verb uhp-deyt, uhp-deyt; noun uhp-deyt]
- 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.
- 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.
Origin of update
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Updated editions will replace the previous one--the old editions will be renamed.The Imaginary Invalid
Authors' and First Lines' Indices were updated to match poems.
The page numbers have been updated for the plain text version of this book.Insect Adventures
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He flicked a button that gave him an updated status report on each of the three men in question.The Dueling Machine
Benjamin William Bova
- to bring up to date
- the act of updating or something that is updated
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