Meaning of UPDATE in English


— updatable , adj. — updater , n.

v. /up dayt", up"dayt'/ ; n. /up"dayt'/ , v. , updated, updating , n.


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.


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.

[ 1940-45; UP- + DATE 1 ]

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