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verb [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 national newspaper.
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noun [U] uk   /-.ɪ.tɪŋ/  us   /-ɪ.t̬ɪŋ/
Filming the documentary took two months, but editing took another four.
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