used postpositively to describe a new and improved version or example of something or someone
… data previously collected by the planet-hunting telescope are turning up a trove of strange and wonderful worlds, bringing researchers closer, they hope, to finding "Earth 2.0."Amina Khan, Los Angeles Times, 27 Feb. 2014
Everyone agrees that the new [Doug] Bruce is no longer the arrogant overachiever he used to be. He's Doug 2.0, shaggier and nicer …Ty Burr, Boston Globe, 24 Mar. 2006

Word History

First Known Use

1983, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of 2.0 was in 1983

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“2.0.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/2.0. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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