download

[doun-lohd]
verb (used with object) Computers.
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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download (ˈdaʊnˌləʊd)
 
vb (tr)
1.  to copy or transfer (data or a program) into the memory of one computer system from a larger one
2.  Compare upload to broadcast specialist programmes, for such groups as doctors, outside normal broadcasting hours. They are often recorded on video tapes and viewed later
3.  esp (Canadian) to delegate or assign (work, responsibilities, costs, etc) to a someone at a lower level of an organization; off-load
 
n
4.  a file transferred onto a computer from another computer or the internet
 
downloadable
 
adj

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download
1977 (n.), 1980 (v.), from down (adv.) + load (v.). Related: Downloading.
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Science Dictionary
download   (doun'lōd')  Pronunciation Key 
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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download

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Example sentences
Fill out the form and you will be emailed instruction on downloading your
  ticket.
The transcripts of this and all other conferences are available for downloading
  there.
We have no way of quickly downloading these patterns.
Having the option of downloading the video would solve this problem.
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