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[uhp-tuh-deyt] /ˈʌp təˈdeɪt/
adjective
1.
(of persons, buildings, etc.) keeping up with the times, as in outlook, information, ideas, appearance, or style.
2.
in accordance with the latest or newest ideas, standards, techniques, styles, etc.; modern.
3.
extending to the present time; current; including the latest information or facts:
an up-to-date report.
Origin of up-to-date
1865-1870
1865-70
Related forms
up-to-dately, adverb
up-to-dateness, noun
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  • up-to-date, trade dope for the expert and ALL electrical workers.

  • "All you need is a little push and up-to-date methods, Cap'n," he said.

    Cap'n Dan's Daughter Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Skippy's reply is not to be found even in the most up-to-date dictionaries.

    Skippy Bedelle Owen Johnson
  • We're in Scarford now, and Scarford's a progressive, up-to-date place.

    Cap'n Dan's Daughter Joseph C. Lincoln
  • up-to-date she had a hundred and thirty-two books, of the "Everyman" and "World's Classics" series.

    The Drunkard Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
British Dictionary definitions for up-to-date

up-to-date

adjective
1.
  1. modern, current, or fashionable: an up-to-date magazine
  2. (predicative): the magazine is up to date
Derived Forms
up-to-dately, adverb
up-to-dateness, noun
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Word Origin and History for up-to-date
adj.

1868, "right to the present time," from phrase up to date, probably originally from bookkeeping. Meaning "having the latest facts" is recorded from 1889; that of "having current styles and tastes" is from 1891.

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