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[uhp-tuh-deyt] /ˈʌp təˈdeɪt/
(of persons, buildings, etc.) keeping up with the times, as in outlook, information, ideas, appearance, or style.
in accordance with the latest or newest ideas, standards, techniques, styles, etc.; modern.
extending to the present time; current; including the latest information or facts:
an up-to-date report.
Origin of up-to-date
Related forms
up-to-dately, adverb
up-to-dateness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for up-to-date
  • All employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices.
  • It was not intended for exacting, up-to-date cross-use.
  • Also, read up-to-date research conducted by experts in the field.
  • There's more up-to-date literature that has the same themes.
  • He said that if they were running up-to-date, patched versions they should not face increased risk.
  • State laws favor dealers, who often have invested millions of dollars to keep their dealerships up-to-date and well-stocked.
  • Even if you're not buying or selling a home, it's important to stay up-to-date.
  • Though there is no up-to-date industry data, some experts estimate that about a third of all funerals are now paid for in advance.
  • Acquire a detailed and up-to-date road map if you plan to make any longer treks.
  • In addition, a record of complete and up-to-date vaccinations must be presented.
British Dictionary definitions for up-to-date


  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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for up-to-date

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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