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[ed-it] /ˈɛd ɪt/

verb (used with object)
1.
to supervise or direct the preparation of (a newspaper, magazine, book, etc.); serve as of; direct the editorial policies of.
2.
to collect, prepare, and arrange (materials) for publication.
3.
to revise or correct, as a manuscript.
4.
to expunge; eliminate (often followed by out):
The author has edited out all references to his own family.
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to add (usually followed by in).
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to prepare (motion-picture film, video or magnetic tape) by deleting, arranging, and splicing, by synchronizing the sound record with the film, etc.
7.
Genetics. to alter the arrangement of (genes).
8.
Computers. to modify or add to (data or text).
noun
9.
an instance of or the work of editing:
automated machinery that allows a rapid edit of incoming news.
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/ˈɛdɪt/
verb (transitive)
1.
to prepare (text) for publication by checking and improving its accuracy, clarity, etc
2.
to be in charge of (a publication, esp a periodical): he edits the local newspaper
3.
to prepare (a film, tape, etc) by rearrangement, selection, or rejection of previously filmed or taped material
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(transitive) to modify (a computer file) by, for example, deleting, inserting, moving, or copying text
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(often foll by out) to remove (incorrect or unwanted matter), as from a manuscript or film
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(informal) an act of editing: give the book a final edit
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1791, perhaps a back-formation from editor, or from French éditer, or from Latin editus, past participle of edere (see edition). Related: Edited; editing. As a noun, by 1960.

application
Use of some kind of editor program to modify a document. Also used to refer to the modification itself, e.g. “my last edit only made things worse”.
To edit something usually implies that the changes will persist for some time, usually by saving the edited document to a file, though one might open an editor, create a new document in memory, print it and exit without saving it to disk.
Editing is normally done by a human but see, e.g., sed.
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