upload

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verb up·load \(ˌ)əp-ˈlōd, ˈəp-ˌlōd\

Definition of upload

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

Examples of upload in a Sentence

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

  2. upload files to the Internet

First Known Use of upload

1977


UPLOAD Defined for English Language Learners

upload

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verb

Definition of upload for English Language Learners

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



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