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download

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noun down·load \ˈdau̇n-ˌlōd\

Simple Definition of download

  • : 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

  1. :  an act or instance of downloading something; also :  the item downloaded

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.



1977

First Known Use of download

1977

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download

verb down·load

Simple Definition of download

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

Full Definition of download

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to transfer (as data or files) from a usually large computer to the memory of another device (as a smaller computer)

down·load·able play \-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.



1979

First Known Use of download

1979

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