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"upload" in British English

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uploadverb [T]

uk   /ʌpˈləʊd/  us   /-ˈloʊd/
B1 to ​copy or ​moveprograms or ​information to a ​largercomputersystem or to the internet

uploadnoun [C]

uk   /ˈʌp.ləʊd/  us   /-loʊd/
a ​computerprogram or ​information that can be uploaded
(Definition of upload from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"upload" in Business English

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uploadverb [I or T]

uk   us   /ʌpˈləʊd/ IT, INTERNET
to ​copy or ​moveprograms or ​information to another ​computersystem, especially to the ​internet or a larger ​computer: upload a copy/file/document I uploaded the ​file as soon as I had ​finishedworking on it.upload sth to sth With the ​press of a ​singlebutton, you can upload ​information to a ​server.
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uploadnoun

uk   us   /ˈʌpləʊd/ IT, INTERNET
[C or U] the ​act or ​process of ​copyingprograms or ​information into a computer's ​memory, especially to the ​internet or a larger ​computer: The ​file is ​ready for upload. During each upload, the computer's ​security can be ​compromised.
[C] a ​computerprogram or ​information that can be uploaded: Internet uploads will ​play a ​growing role in your ​business.
(Definition of upload from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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