update

update
I. update up‧date 1 [ʌpˈdeɪt] verb [transitive]
1. to change something such as a report or computer file so that it includes new information:

• These staff have responsibility for updating the database.

• The July savings figures have been updated to include projections from managers.

2. to give someone the most recent information about something:
update somebody on something

• The company has agreed to meet creditors to update them on its financial status.

3. to change something to make it more modern:

• We are updating our telephone system.

  [m0] II. update up‧date 2 [ˈʌpdeɪt] noun [countable]
1. the most recent news or information about something:
update of

• The report is an update of a 1995 survey.

update on

• Let me give you an update on how the project is going.

2. a new copy of something such as a piece of software, that has been changed to make it better and able to do more things:
update of

• Release 3.0 is an update of the company's popular 1-2-3 spreadsheet software.

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Ⅰ.
update UK US /ʌpˈdeɪt/ verb [T]
to make something more modern or suitable for use now by adding new information or changing its design: »

They haven't updated the software in three years.

»

We've recently updated the decor in all of our restaurants.

»

Scientific textbooks must be updated regularly.

to give someone the most recent information: update sb on sth »

Can you update me on progress so far?

Ⅱ.
update UK US /ˈʌpdeɪt/ noun [C]
a statement giving the most recent information about a subject or situation: an update on sth »

I'll need regular updates on your progress.

»

Passengers watch airport television screens waiting for news updates.

IT a more recent, and usually improved, form of something, especially something that is regularly changed: »

Each software update has a version number.

an update of sth »

The latest version is a much improved update of the original program.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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