upload

[uhp-lohd]
verb (used with object) Computers.
to transfer (software, data, character sets, etc.) from a smaller to a larger computer.

Origin:
up- + load

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upload (ʌpˈləʊd) [Click for IPA pronunciation guide]
 
vb
(tr) Compare to copy or transfer (data or a program) from one's own computer into the memory of another computer

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upload   (ŭp'lōd')  Pronunciation Key 
To transfer data or programs from one's own computer or digital device to a server or host computer. Compare download.
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upload

/uhp'lohd/ v.
1. [techspeak] To transfer programs or data over a digital communications link from a smaller or peripheral `client' system to a larger or central `host' one. A transfer in the other direction is, of course, called a download (but see the note about ground-to-space comm under that entry).
2. [jargon] To send data (especially large relatively standalone pieces of data like files and images) over the wire to a remote location.
3. [speculatively] To move the essential patterns and algorithms that make up one's mind from one's brain into a computer. Those who are convinced that such patterns and algorithms capture the complete essence of the self view this prospect with pleasant anticipation.
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upload definition


/uhp'lohd/ To transfer programs or data over a digital communications link from a smaller or peripheral "client" system to a larger or central "host" one.
Opposite: download.
[Jargon File]
(1994-10-27)

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Example sentences
It takes five minutes to hook up the recorder to laptop and upload the file to
  one's website.
The form is separated into three easy steps and allows you to browse your
  computer for the specific image file you wish to upload.
Students suddenly became unable to upload the papers that they were expected to
  share with each other for the following day.
After activating the account and logging in, upload the map you wish to warp.
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