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edit

[′ed·ət]
(computer science)
To modify the form or format of an output or input by inserting or deleting characters such as page numbers or decimal points.
A computer instruction directing that this step be performed.

edit

(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.

edit

(1) To make a change to data. The terms edit and "update" are used synonymously. See edit menu and update.

(2) (Edit) A text editor in DOS and the 32-bit versions of Windows. It is used to create batch files and other lists of text. Typing Edit on the command line launches the program. See batch file abc's.
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We would like to thank all the editorial borad for their time donated for advancement of our journal and science.
The award-winning editorial, entitled: 'Being candid on Buhari's absence,' published on February 17, 2017, is a call for honesty in information management in public office and a call on governance to desist from being a vehicle for falsehood.
H1: It is more likely that Washington Post gave more editorial treatment to Pak-US relations under study issues as compare to New York Times.
Once the editorial was selected, its contents were downloaded and converted into text files.
The editorial cited a recent Pew Research poll that found 40% of self-proclaimed liberal Democrats consider themselves pro-Palestinian compared to just 33% who see themselves as pro-Israel.
In 2010, Robberson was one of three Dallas Morning News editorial writers who were awarded the Pulitzer Prize for "their relentless editorials deploring the stark social and economic disparity between the city's better-off northern and distressed southern half," according to the Pulitzer Prize website.
Besides teaching medical trainees how to write, it would be extremely valuable to provide them with editorial training.
To find out the quality of the editorial contents of both the newspapers regarding War on Terror, the editorials were analyzed in terms of slant for supportive, unsupportive and neutral approaches to the policies of their respective Governments on the issue.
From now on authors may use the Editorial Manager to submit new papers electronically.
"In that capacity, he will advise on editorial matters, remain a member of the editorial board and will keep writing and editing for the editorial pages, both as an editorial writer and an Op-Ed contributor," Hartenstein writes about Newton's new position.
2) When we have an editorial that is pertinent to breaking news stories--such as a local school district strike or a failing local bank--we hang it in the breaking news package and clearly label it as an editorial.
Forbes Arabia appoints veteran Jordanian journalist as Editorial Manager