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[v. uhp-deyt, uhp-deyt; n. uhp-deyt] /v. ʌpˈdeɪt, ˈʌpˌdeɪt; n. ˈʌpˌdeɪt/
verb (used with object), updated, updating.
to bring (a book, figures, or the like) up to date, as by adding new information or making corrections:
to update a science textbook.
Computers. to incorporate new or more accurate information in (a database, program, procedure, etc.).
to bring (a person, organization, etc.) up to date on a particular subject:
The magazine article will update you on the international situation.
an act or instance of updating:
to make an update in a financial ledger.
information or data used in updating.
an updated version, model, or the like.
Origin of update
1940-45; up- + date1
Related forms
updatable, adjective
updater, noun Unabridged
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  • 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


verb (transitive) (ʌpˈdeɪt)
to bring up to date
noun (ˈʌpˌdeɪt)
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



1948, in reference to information, 1952 in reference to persons, from up + date (v.1). Related: Updated; updating. The noun is attested from 1967.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for updated



Optimistic; encouraging; positive: They use catchy, upbeat phrases/ A triumph of upbeat pictures over the downbeat

[1947+; apparently fr the musical term upbeat, ''a beat on which a conductor raises his baton,'' but since such beats have no emotional connotations, the coiner must have seized on the general positive notion of up and taken beat to mean ''stroke, movement'']

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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