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update

[¦əp¦dāt]
(computer science)
In computers, to modify an instruction so that the address numbers it contains are increased by a stated amount each time the instruction is performed.
To change a record by entering current information; for example, to enter a new address or account number in the record pertaining to an employee or customer. Also known as posting.

update

To change data in a file or database or to upgrade software to a new version.

Update and Edit
The terms "update" and "edit" are used synonymously to make changes to text, data, images and video. "Update" is also used to change the source code of software.

Update and Upgrade
The terms "update" and "upgrade" are used synonymously to refer to installing new versions of software. However, "update" refers to changes within the same version, while "upgrade" means switching to an entirely new version (upgrades are huge updates). Examples are: "I kept updating the free version, but I decided to upgrade to the premium version." "Microsoft kept updating Windows 7 but I finally upgraded to Windows 8." See edit and upgradable.
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In addition to its nonvolatile, updatable, optical recording media, the card can also accommodate other technologies -- including bar codes, microprocessor chips, RF technology, and multiple biometric identifiers.
Prices will be firm~s first year and subsequent years updatable.
And since all applications will be developed to a common standard, they will be updatable, replaceable and dynamically provisionable over the lifetime of the device.
Published since 1968, Best's Loss Control Engineering Manual is the updatable, in-depth guide to examining areas of possible claims and determining how to best prevent loss.
The updatable profile generated by this procedure then appears on-screen for other viewers to browse and respond.
The UltraCard can store multiple factor biometrics such as FBI level fingerprints, iris scans, and photographs, all on the same card, as well as updatable border entry records, change-of-address, etc.
The amount of the advance paid to the owner is not reviewable or updatable.
The patented laser recording/reading system may be of interest to potential customers desiring a credit-card format with up to 500 kilobytes of updatable, nonerasable digital data and audit-trail capability.
Electronic Paper" for Updatable Books, Newspapers and Other Media
Optical cards are the same size and shape as regular plastic credit cards but hold millions of bytes of updatable information in a secure, inexpensive, and permanent personal package.
The work is not broken down into tranches and subject to a single market, farms and updatable fixed prices .
Optical cards are the same size and shape as standard plastic credit cards, but hold up to six-megabytes of updatable digital information in a secure, inexpensive, and compact personal package, including demographic information, financial data, photographs or images.