Definitions for Updateˈʌpˌdeɪt; ˌʌpˈdeɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

up•dateˈʌpˌdeɪt; ˌʌpˈdeɪt(v. also; v.; n.)-dat•ed, -dat•ing

  1. (v.t.)to bring up to date; incorporate new information in.

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  2. (n.)an act or instance of updating.

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  3. new or current information used in updating.

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  4. an updated version, account, or the like.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. update(verb)

    news that updates your information

  2. update(verb)

    modernize or bring up to date

    "We updated the kitchen in the old house"

  3. update(verb)

    bring up to date; supply with recent information

  4. update(verb)

    bring to the latest state of technology

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. update(verb)ˈʌpˌdeɪt; v. also ˌʌpˈdeɪt

    to give sb the most recent information about sth

    The president's aides updated him on the crisis.

  2. updateˈʌpˌdeɪt; v. also ˌʌpˈdeɪt

    to add the newest features or information

    I updated my browser software.; Give me an update on the situation.; the latest antivirus updates


  1. update(Noun)

    An advisement providing more up-to-date information than currently known.

    He gave me an update on the situation in New York

  2. update(Noun)

    A change in information, a modification of existing or known data.

    I just made an update to the Wikipedia article on guerillas

  3. update(Noun)

    An additional piece of information. An addition to existing information.

    I just made an update to my blog about my trip to Rome

  4. update(Noun)

    A modification of something to a more recent, up-to-date version; (in software) a minor upgrade.

  5. update(Noun)

    A version of something which is newer than other versions.

    "You should try the update: it rocks."

  6. update(Verb)

    To bring (a thing) up to date.

    I need to update my records to take account of the most recent transaction.

  7. update(Verb)

    To bring (a person) up to date: to inform (a person) about recent developments.

    Update me on what happened while I was away.


  1. Update

    An SQL UPDATE statement changes the data of one or more records in a table. Either all the rows can be updated, or a subset may be chosen using a condition. The UPDATE statement has the following form: For the UPDATE to be successful, the user must have data manipulation privileges on the table or column and the updated value must not conflict with all the applicable constraints. In some databases, such as PostgreSQL, when a FROM clause is present, what essentially happens is that the target table is joined to the tables mentioned in the fromlist, and each output row of the join represents an update operation for the target table. When using FROM, one should ensure that the join produces at most one output row for each row to be modified. In other words, a target row shouldn't join to more than one row from the other table. If it does, then only one of the join rows will be used to update the target row, but which one will be used is not readily predictable. Because of this indeterminacy, referencing other tables only within sub-selects is safer, though often harder to read and slower than using a join.

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  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Update' in Verbs Frequency: #769

Translations for Update

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to make (something) suitable for the present time by adapting it to recent ideas etc

Dictionaries constantly need to be updated.

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