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up-to-date

[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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  • May I check the up-to-dateness of your ship's equipment, please?

    Waste Not, Want Dave Dryfoos
  • I didn't flatter myself either that this was because of my superior frankness or up-to-dateness.

    One Way Out William Carleton
  • This is a pity, for it is delightful, or was, before all this up-to-dateness came.

    Rambles on the Riviera Francis Miltoun
  • Everyone who knows you, Mr. De Gex, is well aware of your up-to-dateness, and your great generosity.

    The Stretton Street Affair William Le Queux
  • In other respects the Hôtel de la Poste was a marvel of up-to-dateness.

    The Automobilist Abroad M. F. (Milburg Francisco) Mansfield
British Dictionary definitions for up-to-dateness

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-dateness

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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