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verb ed·it \ˈe-dət\

Simple Definition of edit

  • : to prepare (something written) to be published or used : to make changes, correct mistakes, etc., in (something written)

  • : to prepare (a film, recording, photo, etc.) to be seen or heard : to change, move, or remove parts of (a film, recording, photo, etc.)

  • : to be in charge of the publication of (something)

Full Definition of edit

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to prepare (as literary material) for publication or public presentation b :  to assemble (as a moving picture or tape recording) by cutting and rearranging c :  to alter, adapt, or refine especially to bring about conformity to a standard or to suit a particular purpose <carefully edited the speech> <edit a data file>

  3. 2 :  to direct the publication of <edits the daily newspaper>

  4. 3 :  delete —usually used with out

ed·it·able play \ˈe-də-tə-bəl\ adjective

Examples of edit

  1. This chapter needs to be edited.

  2. The book was poorly edited.

  3. The stories have been edited for a younger audience.

  4. Students learn to edit their essays for grammar and punctuation.

  5. The software allows you to edit videos on your computer.

  6. This film has been edited for television.

  7. an anthology of ancient poetry edited by a local professor



Origin of edit

back-formation from editor


First Known Use: 1791

Rhymes with edit


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edit

noun ed·it

Definition of edit

  1. :  an instance or result of editing



1955

First Known Use of edit

1955




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