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update

[¦əp¦dāt]
(computer science)
In computers, to modify an instruction so that the address numbers it contains are increased by a stated amount each time the instruction is performed.
To change a record by entering current information; for example, to enter a new address or account number in the record pertaining to an employee or customer. Also known as posting.

update

To change data in a file or database or to upgrade software to a new version.

Update and Edit
The terms "update" and "edit" are used synonymously to make changes to text, data, images and video. "Update" is also used to change the source code of software.

Update and Upgrade
The terms "update" and "upgrade" are used synonymously to refer to installing new versions of software. However, "update" refers to changes within the same version, while "upgrade" means switching to an entirely new version (upgrades are huge updates). Examples are: "I kept updating the free version, but I decided to upgrade to the premium version." "Microsoft kept updating Windows 7 but I finally upgraded to Windows 8." See edit and upgradable.
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The training will remain accessible online because designated component POCs will be required to make updates on a quarterly basis from here on out.
Adaptive Copy is an extension to the semi-synchronous operation, allowing the secondary volumes to be more than one update out of sync with the primary.
Verizon said that the software updates for the two smartphones have been tested to optimize performance, resolve known issues and apply the latest security patches.
The Creators Update is expected to come with many new features including a new game mode, 3D Paint, Microsoft HoloLens support and picture-in-picture support.
com/samsung-galaxy-s7-android-nougat-update-how-download-update-rolling-out-next-week-2473744) Samsung Galaxy S7 Android Nougat Update: How To Download the Update
Samsung will likely update the Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7 both 2016 and 2017 models as well as the Galaxy A8, Galaxy A9 and Galaxy A9 Pro 2016 models, according to SamMobile.
On Tuesday, Apple issued the new security update for OS X 10.
com/articles/ps4-update-405-out-now-doesnt-do-much/1100-6444773/) GameSpot , though Sony is rolling out a new update for the PS4, players shouldn't get too excited over it because it does not come with new features and changes that would signicantly modify how the system works.