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English definition of “edit”

edit

verb [T]     /ˈed.ɪt/
B2 to make changes to a text or film , deciding what will be removed and what will be kept in, in order to prepare it for being printed or shown : Janet edited books for a variety of publishers . The film's 129 minutes were edited down from 150 hours of footage .Editing and compilingCorrecting and mendingPublishing to be in charge of the reports in a newspaper or magazine , etc.: He edits a national newspaper .Editing and compilingCorrecting and mendingPublishingNewspapers and magazines editing     /-.ɪ.tɪŋ/ US  /-ɪ.t̬ɪŋ/ noun [U] Filming the documentary took two months , but editing took another four.Editing and compilingCorrecting and mendingPublishing
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