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[doun-lohd] /ˈdaʊnˌloʊd/
verb (used with object), Computers.
1.
to transfer (software, data, character sets, etc.) from a distant to a nearby computer, from a larger to a smaller computer, or from a computer to a peripheral device.
Origin
down1 + load
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British Dictionary definitions for down load

download

/ˈdaʊnˌləʊd/
verb (transitive)
1.
to copy or transfer (data or a program) into the memory of one computer system from a larger one
2.
to broadcast specialist programmes, for such groups as doctors, outside normal broadcasting hours. They are often recorded on video tapes and viewed later Compare upload
3.
especially (Canadian) to delegate or assign (work, responsibilities, costs, etc) to a someone at a lower level of an organization; off-load
noun
4.
a file transferred onto a computer from another computer or the internet
Derived Forms
downloadable, adjective
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Word Origin and History for down load

download

1977 (n.), 1980 (v.), from down (adv.) + load (v.). Related: Downloaded; downloading.

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down load in Science
download
  (doun'lōd')   
To transfer data or programs from a server or host computer to one's own computer or digital device. Compare upload.
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