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download

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noun down·load \ˈdau̇n-ˌlōd\

Definition of download

computers

  1. :  an act or instance of transferring something (as data or files) from a usually large computer to the memory of another device (as a smaller computer) :  an act or instance of downloading (see 2download) something faster downloads; also :  the item downloaded two downloads

Examples of download in a sentence

  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

Other Computer-Related Terms


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download

verb down·load

Definition of download

computers

  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) download the files onto your computer downloading songs from the Internet

downloadable

play \-ˌlō-də-bəl\ adjective

Examples of download in a sentence

  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

Other Computer-Related Terms


DOWNLOAD Defined for English Language Learners

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download

play
noun down·load \ˈdau̇n-ˌlōd\

Definition of download for English Language Learners

  • : 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


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download

verb down·load

Definition of download for English Language Learners

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


DOWNLOAD Defined for Kids

download

play
verb down·load \ˈdau̇n-ˌlōd\

Definition of download for Students

downloaded

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downloading

  1. :  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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