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"download" in British English

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downloadverb [I or T]

uk   /ˌdaʊnˈləʊd/ /ˈdaʊn.ləʊd/  us   /ˈdaʊn.loʊd/
A2 to ​copy or ​moveprograms or ​information into a computer's ​memory, ​especially from the internet or a ​largercomputer

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downloadnoun

uk   /ˈdaʊn.ləʊd/  us   /-loʊd/
(Definition of download from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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downloadverb [T]

 us   /ˈdɑʊnˌloʊd/
to ​copyprograms or ​information to a ​computer, usually over the ​Internet
(Definition of download from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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downloadverb [I or T]

uk   /ˌdaʊnˈləʊd/  us   /ˈdaʊnˌləʊd/
IT to ​copy or ​moveprograms or ​information into a computer's ​memory, especially from the ​internet or a larger ​computer, or to be ​moved in this way: download a ​copy/​file/​documentdownload sth from sth Software ​updates can be downloaded from the company's ​website. The ​file will only take a few ​seconds to download.

downloadnoun

uk   us   /ˈdaʊnləʊd/ IT
[C] a ​computerprogram or ​information that has been or can be ​copied into a computer's ​memory: The ​upgrade will be ​available as a free download for ​registeredcustomers. Subscribers get the ​magazine as a digital download.
[U] the ​act or ​process of ​copyingprograms or ​information into a computer's ​memory: All of our ​products will be available for download on our ​website.
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