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[′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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Besides teaching medical trainees how to write, it would be extremely valuable to provide them with editorial training.
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24 editorial made a great case against voting for Bush.
Reading a January 21, 1998, PM editorial, the uninformed could get the impression that the Church believes all Christian communities share more or less equally in the truth Christ revealed.
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The revised manuscripts are then sent to members of the Editorial Board for further review.
The so-called conservative wing of the media cartel may offer a somewhat different editorial content than the liberal wing -- but don't expect that content to differ so greatly that it throws the power elite's agenda off track.
As Walter Lippmann once remarked to me, a newspaper may be a little to the left of its community, or a little to the right, but it cannot move too far from the center of opinion without alienating its audience and losing readers of the paper--or the editorial page.
Editorial contributions will come from a variety of sources, including editorial staff members in bureaus located in North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America; the Solutions