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upgrade

1. US and Canadian an upward slope
2. US and Canadian going or sloping upwards

upgrade

[¦əp¦grād]
(mining engineering)
To increase the commercial value of a coal or mineral product by appropriate treatment.
To increase the quality rating of diamonds beyond or above the rating implied by their particular classification.

upgrade

(1)
A new or better version of some hardware or software.

Often used in marketroid-speak to mean "bug fix".

upgrade

(2)
The act of developing or installing a new version.

upgrade

To replace existing software or hardware with a newer version. See upgradable, update, critical update, bugrade and About this encyclopedia.
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If they have a history of regularly making software upgrades for older platforms without having to upgrade hardware, it is more likely that the new platform will follow that same arc.
Whether a company is already in the process of upgrading to the enterprise SOA platform, or looking for assistance in building the business justification to do so, they will be able to walk away from the ERP Upgrade Symposium with tools and guidance on how to best manage the transformation to a service-oriented architecture.
NEW YORK -- Fitch Ratings upgrades 10 classes and affirms 3 classes of the notes issued by LNR CDO 2003-1, Ltd.