Complete Definition of "update"

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English
Etymology
up + date

Pronunciation
(verb): Å­p'dÄt, /ËÊpdeɪt/, /<tt>"VpdeIt?</tt>/
(noun): Å­pdÄt', /ÊpËdeɪt/, /<tt>Vp"deIt</tt>/

Noun
en-noun

  1. An advisement providing more up-to-date information than currently known.

#: He gave me an update on the situation in New York

  1. A change in information, a modification of existing or known data.

#: I just made an update to the Wikipedia article on gorillas

  1. An additional piece of information. An addition to existing information.

#: I just made an update 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 update every morning at 3 AM
#: I have a couple of updates to install on your laptop

Translations
trans-top|action of making something up to date
Dutch: bijwerking f
Finnish: päivitys
French: mise à jour f
German: Aktualisierung f
trans-mid
Italian: aggiornamento m
Norwegian: ajourføring
Portuguese: atualização f (Brazil), actualização f (Portugal)
Spanish: actualización f
trans-bottom

trans-top|action of advising someone so that they are up to date
French: mise à jour f
trans-mid
Italian: aggiornamento m
trans-bottom

Verb
en-verb|updat|ing

  1. transitive To make (something) up to date.

#:I need to update 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.

Translations
trans-top|make something up to date
Dutch: bijwerken, op punt stellen
Finnish: päivittää, ajantasaistaa
French: mettre à jour
German: aktualisieren
trans-mid
Italian: aggiornare
Polish: zaktualizowaÄ
Portuguese: atualizar (Brazil), actualizar (Portugal)
Spanish: actualizar
trans-bottom

trans-top|advise a person so that they are up to date
French: mettre à jour
trans-mid
Italian: aggiornare
trans-bottom

Category:English heteronyms

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