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1download

noun down·load \ˈdan-ˌlōd\

: an act of moving or copying a file, program, etc., from a usually larger computer system to another computer or device

: a file, program, etc., that is downloaded

Full Definition of DOWNLOAD

:  an act or instance of downloading something; also :  the item downloaded
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Examples of DOWNLOAD

  1. The modem is capable of high-speed downloads.
  2. The download will take about three minutes.
  3. The program is available for download at the company's Web site.
  4. The downloads are all in this folder.

First Known Use of DOWNLOAD

1977

Other Computer-Related Terms

adware, flash, kludge, phishing, recursive, router

2download

verb

computers : to move or copy (a file, program, etc.) from a usually larger computer system to another computer or device

Full Definition of DOWNLOAD

transitive verb
:  to transfer (as data or files) from a usually large computer to the memory of another device (as a smaller computer)
down·load·able \-ˌlō-də-bəl\ adjective

Examples of DOWNLOAD

  1. He downloaded the files onto his computer.
  2. She downloads songs from the Internet.
  3. The new program makes downloading faster.

First Known Use of DOWNLOAD

1979

Other Computer-Related Terms

adware, flash, kludge, phishing, recursive, router
DOWNLOAD Defined for Kids

download

verb down·load \ˈdan-ˌlōd\
down·load·eddown·load·ing

Definition of DOWNLOAD for Kids

:  to move from a usually larger computer system to another computer system <I downloaded music from the Internet onto my computer.>

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