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verb up·load \(ˌ)əp-ˈlōd, ˈəp-ˌ\

Simple Definition of upload

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

Full Definition of upload

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

Examples of upload

  1. She uploaded the pictures from her digital camera to her computer.

  2. upload files to the Internet



1977

First Known Use of upload

1977



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