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English definition of “update”


noun [C]     /ˈʌpdeɪt/
INFORMATION B2 new information : I'll need regular updates on your progress .Information and messages
NEW FORM B2 a new form of something that existed at an earlier time : It's an update of an old 60's movie .NewModern and fashionable
(Definition of update noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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