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update

[v. uhp-deyt, uhp-deyt; n. uhp-deyt] /v. ʌpˈdeɪt, ˈʌpˌdeɪt; n. ˈʌpˌdeɪt/
verb (used with object), updated, updating.
1.
to bring (a book, figures, or the like) up to date, as by adding new information or making corrections:
to update a science textbook.
2.
Computers. to incorporate new or more accurate information in (a database, program, procedure, etc.).
3.
to bring (a person, organization, etc.) up to date on a particular subject:
The magazine article will update you on the international situation.
noun
4.
an act or instance of updating:
to make an update in a financial ledger.
5.
information or data used in updating.
6.
an updated version, model, or the like.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; up- + date1
Related forms
updatable, adjective
updater, noun
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Examples for updated
  • It has been updated with the correct version of the image.
  • Maps are updated automatically based on drivers' routes.
  • Sure the hardware could be created via a software updated.
  • Concern over such delays means planners are favoring updated versions of tried-and-true reactor designs.
  • Also the software for the blind needs to be updated something fierce.
  • The free will precedes the formation of the alternatives which are continuously updated to reflect novel experiences.
  • It was recently updated to match the particle glyphs described in the article.
  • But much of his work has stood the test of time, even if it has been refined and updated.
  • The board should be updated on the university's immediate and future plans, as well as any challenges or opportunities.
  • When you die, you go to backup tape and in the next life you are restored into updated hardware.
British Dictionary definitions for updated

update

verb (transitive) (ʌpˈdeɪt)
1.
to bring up to date
noun (ˈʌpˌdeɪt)
2.
the act of updating or something that is updated
Derived Forms
updateable, adjective
updater, noun
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Word Origin and History for updated
update
1948, in ref. to information, 1952 in ref. to persons, from up + date (v.). The noun is attested from 1967.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for updated

update

modifier

: Is this the update material?

noun

: I'll give you a quick update (1967+)

verb

To give, add, record, etc, the latest information: He updated me on a couple of gimmicks (1948+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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