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edit

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verb ed·it \ˈe-dət\

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

editable

play \ˈe-də-tə-bəl\ adjective

Examples of edit in a sentence

  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 and Etymology of edit

back-formation from editor


First Known Use: 1791


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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



EDIT Defined for English Language Learners

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edit

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verb ed·it \ˈe-dət\

Definition of edit for English Language Learners

  • : 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)


EDIT Defined for Kids

edit

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verb ed·it \ˈe-dət\

Definition of edit for Students

edited

editing

  1. 1 :  to correct, revise, and get ready for publication :  collect and arrange material to be printed <I'm editing a book of poems.>

  2. 2 :  to be in charge of the publication of something (as an encyclopedia or a newspaper) that is the work of many writers



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