[ US /ˈəpˌdeɪt, əpˈdeɪt/ ]
VERB
  1. bring to the latest state of technology or supply with the latest data
    tonight, I will update my operating system
    we updated the database with the most recent figures
  2. modernize or bring up to date
    We updated the kitchen in the old house
  3. bring up to date; supply with recent information
NOUN
  1. information or data that updates
    I just heard the update on the unemployment figures
    do you have the latest software update?
  2. the act of bringing someone or something up to date
    the server update ran overnight
    the local news station broadcast a special weather update
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  • Update: BB commenter DHC says, It's worth noting that his is an outtake from a TV show that Warhol developed and aired on Manhattan cable. Boing Boing
  • Behold the mermaid blanket, a fishy update on that hygge groundbreaker, the slanket. Times, Sunday Times
  • They've updated a lot of the entries in the most recent edition of the encyclopaedia.
  • The PHA document is updated as necessary throughout the early phases of the development process.
  • Chain car collisions on the Interstate, hysteria-tinged second by second updates from the weatherman on the local TV stations, a stunned, awestricken look from the locals that almost made one think that this was surely the first time they had ever seen this precipitation thing occurring. Election Central Sunday Roundup
  • The software is also a great customization solution for those who would like to alter the look and feel of the Finder, Dock and login window, making it easy to prebind and re-prebind their entire system or selected folders, run cron scripts, change startup mode and language, force empty trash, update "whatis," locate databases, and so on. Softpedia News - Global
  • In addition to the usual bug fixes, the update is said to add not only a web browser and an email program, but a word processor and a spreadsheet.
  • Firstly, exact data on the overall population can be obtained from the annually updated census list based statistics.
  • Some feminists today debate whether women who dance around poles are liberated or enslaved, which is, to my mind (and to others), an updated version of the 1980s sex wars around which feminists of different stripes established their positions on porn," I tried. Deborah Siegel: Sex Wars Old and New
  • BTW … the online article was written long ago and the LJW staff will, I am sure, update it when they have puddleglum (Anonymous) says … kansas redlegs: yeah I know exactly what you mean. LJWorld.com stories: News
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