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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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In this less-cluttered picture, 54% percent of the editing respondents usually edit on hard copy, whereas 46% usually make changes to the electronic file, with or without tracking and reporting the changes.
A light edit, basically, clears a document of superficial but distracting mistakes, a heavy one does what really needs to be done, and a medium falls somewhere between.
The researchers proudly said that the AI is better than people at detecting edited from non-edited images.
Prior to doing this, be sure that you have already visited your preferences settings by going to Edit > Preferences (Mac: Lightroom > Preferences) and specified your options in the External Editing tab: file format PSD if you want to preserve the layers in Photoshop, TIFF for a lossless JPEG-like file; AdobeRGB (1998) for color space, and 16-bit if you're working with raw files, 8-bit for JPEG files.
The author had been "reviewing" the edited documents for six months.
Edit Express scans the final file or files--in any format or medium--for editorial and production problems.
Because this mRNA must be edited before it can get translated into proteins, the editing step essentially regulates protein synthesis, Simpson suggests.
You may apply the edits you did here to any one picture in the same collection by selecting that other picture and clicking Previous.
Each journal that contracted for the StyList service developed its own list of automated edits with the help of an EdiTech specialist.
The SSA hopes employers will replicate these edits in their own payroll software packages, thereby decreasing the number of items rejected because they do not pass the SSA's edit routines.
They said that my book is good, but it needs to be story edited and copy edited.