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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.
References in classic literature ?
Editorial acceptances and cheques were all the amelioratives I needed.
Periodically, Ear, Nose & Throat Journal reviews its experience with resident members of the editorial board and repeats information that we consider important enough to call to the attention of our readers again.
Mainstream American journalists, including the most-aware editorial page editors, sense a shipwreck ahead.
The current trend for some advertisers is to create advertising messages that look like regular editorial copy or are placed "just right" to take advantage of a given piece of promotional material, with the belief that the advertisement will be more readily accepted if it looks like regular editorial copy.
We've talked a lot about strategy and design of forced free trial campaigns from the marketing viewpoint, but there is also an important editorial component to the package.
Selected and compiled by Charles Brooks (past president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists, and himself an award winning cartoonist for the "Birmingham News" for thirty-eight years), the political cartoons comprising Best Editorial Cartoons Of The Year: 2005 Edition are drawn from the best that the nation's newspapers had to offer their readers.
A survey of MERLOT Editorial Board members reveals key attributes of the academic community including on-going and sustained interactions, shared purpose or goals, reciprocity of information, support, and services, and conventions for establishing strong ties among participants.
Thank you for flushing out all us complacent Republicans (``Kerry for president,'' Editorial, Oct.
Although the Prairie Messenger has brought its readers a wealth of important information and helpful, even inspiring, articles, its editorial stance has been disappointing.
The members of the Editorial Board volunteer for a three-year term of service and are asked to review numerous manuscripts throughout the year; some manuscripts are initial submissions while others are revised manuscripts.
Since the Watergate heydays--marked by the gritty editorial writing of Roger Wilkins and the courageous stewardship of editorial page editor Philip Geyelin--the Post has rarely found an editorial limb it dares go far out on.