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Meaning of “edit” in the English Dictionary

"edit" in British English

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editverb [T]

uk   us   /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 movie's 129 ​minutes were edited down from 150 ​hours of ​footage. to be in ​charge of the ​reports in a ​newspaper or ​magazine, etc.: He edits a ​nationalnewspaper.

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editing
noun [U] uk   /-.ɪ.tɪŋ/  us   /-ɪ.t̬ɪŋ/
Filming the ​documentary took two ​months, but editing took another four.
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editnoun [C, usually singular]

/ˈed.ɪt/
an ​act of making ​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: The ​articleneeded a ​thorough edit before it could be ​published.
a ​range of ​clothes or other ​goods that has been ​chosen for a ​particularpurpose, or to be ​worn or used at a ​particulartime: Check out the ​delightfuldresses in ​our new ​summer edit.
(Definition of edit from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"edit" in American English

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editverb [T]

 us   /ˈed·ət/
to ​preparetext or ​film for ​printing or ​viewing by correcting ​mistakes, ​deciding what will be ​removed, etc., or to be in ​charge of what is ​reported in a ​newspaper, ​magazine, etc.: He edits the ​localnewspaper. If you edit something out, you ​remove it before it is ​broadcast or ​printed: [M] Some of the ​bestjazz performances were ​recorded in the 1930s, before ​musicians had the ​luxury of editing out ​mistakes.
(Definition of edit from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"edit" in Business English

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editverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈedɪt/
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 ​softwareallows 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 ​nationalnewspaper.
editing
noun [U] /ˈedɪtɪŋ/  us /-ṱɪŋ/
You can set ​combinations of ​restrictions and ​passwords on ​documents to ​controlopening, viewing, and editing.
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(Definition of edit from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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