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Unix Tweet Definition of Unix Like Definition of Unix on Facebook
proper noun UNIX or
  1. A computer operating system.
  2. A derived work of Unix that qualifies for use of the Unix trademark.
  3. (italbrac, informal, considered incorrect) A Unix-like operating system similar to Unix but not qualifying for use of the Unix trademark. Such systems are not strictly considered Unix but are often commonly described as such informally.
  4. The group of Unix operating systems as a whole.
     
update Tweet Definition of update Like Definition of update on Facebook
noun 
  1. An advisement providing more up-to-date information than currently known.
He gave me an on the situation in New York
  1. A change in information, a modification of existing or known data.
I just made an to the Wikipedia article on gorillas
  1. An additional piece of information. An addition to existing information.
I just made an to my blog about my trip to Rome
  1. A modification of something to a more recent, up-to-date version; (in software) a minor upgrade.
Our database receives an every morning at 3 AM
I have a couple of updates to install on your laptop
verb (updat, ing)
  1. (transitive) To make (something) up to date.
I need to my records to take account of the latest developments.
  1. (transitive) To advise (a person) so that they are up to date.
Update me on what happened while I was away.
     
upload Tweet Definition of upload Like Definition of upload on Facebook
noun 
  1. Such a file transfer.
verb 
  1. (transitive or intransitive) (computing) to transfer data or files from a peripheral or subordinate system to a larger or more central one; especially from a personal computer to an Internet server
You will have to convert your photograph to a jpg format if you wish to it.
     
URL Tweet Definition of URL Like Definition of URL on Facebook
initialism 
  1. Uniform Resource Locator: an address of a web page, ftp site, audio stream or other Internet resource, e.g. http://en.wiktionary.org/
     
Usenet Tweet Definition of Usenet Like Definition of Usenet on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (internet) A world-wide distributed discussion system consisting of "newsgroups" classified hierarchically by subject.
     
user Tweet Definition of user Like Definition of user on Facebook
noun 
  1. One who uses or makes use of something, a consumer.
  2. A person who uses drugs, especially illegal drugs.
  3. (context, computing) A person who uses a computer or a computing network, especially a person who has received a user account.
  4. (pejorative) An exploiter, an abusive user (a person who uses something or someone unfairly, selfishly and/or unethically).
     
utility Tweet Definition of utility Like Definition of utility on Facebook
noun (utilit, ies)
  1. (economics) The ability of a commodity to satisfy needs or wants.
  2. The state or condition of being useful; usefulness.
  3. Something that is useful.
  4. A service provider, such as an electric company and water company.
     
utility program Tweet Definition of utility program Like Definition of utility program on Facebook
noun (wikipedia, utility software)
  1. (computing) any of a large range of software, often included with the operating system of a mainframe or personal computer, that runs specific tasks associated with the computer or its environment
     

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