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Meaning of update

up•date

Pronunciation: (v.up-dāt', up'dāt"n.up'dāt"), [key]
— v., n. -dat•ed, -dat•ing,
—v.t.
  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. 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.
—n.
  1. an act or instance of updating: to make an update in a financial ledger.
  2. information or data used in updating.
  3. an updated version, model, or the like.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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