- edit ed‧it [ˈedt] verb [transitive]1. to make changes to a piece of writing, a film, or a recording in order to improve it and remove any mistakes:
• After you have created and edited a document, you will want to format it.2. to be the editor of a newspaper or magazine:
• He edited the magazine from 1999 to 2006.edit something → out phrasal verb [transitive]to remove something from a piece of writing, a film, or a recording:
• The interviewer's questions may be edited out so that all we see is the individual talking.
* * *edit UK US /ˈedɪt/ verb [T]► IT, COMMUNICATIONS to make changes to a text, film, etc., correcting mistakes or removing some parts, especially in order to prepare it for being printed or shown: »
We may edit your letters for length or clarity.»
When you edit video on a PC, the software allows you to trim scenes by a fraction of a second if you wish.»
A wiki is a web page that can be edited by any reader.► to be in charge of a newspaper, magazine, etc. and decide what will be published in it: »
She was the first woman to edit a national newspaper.editing /ˈedɪtɪŋ/ US /-ṱɪŋ/ noun [U]► »
You can set combinations of restrictions and passwords on documents to control opening, viewing, and editing.
Financial and business terms. 2012.