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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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On May, OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T were updated to Android 9 Pie worldwide along with April 2019 Android security patch.
Unlocked versions of the One M9 and A9 also got updated (to Android 6.0.1 rather than 6.0) in December and most carrier-branded versions in early January.
Therefore, readers are urged to monitor updated recommendations issued by the Committee on Infectious Diseases on the Red Book Online website (http://www.aapredbook.org).
"The Tiedown Handbook for Rail Movements," TEA Pamphlet 55-19, Sixth Edition, has been updated to include information on steel banding sealing tool inspection requirements, practical tips for units deploying by rail, and a comparison of the rail shock environment in North America, Europe and Korea.
Nurses, meanwhile, will have the patient's medication administration record (MAR) updated continually on their own particular computers.
If there already is a record in the queue for the volume to be updated, the I/O will be rejected until the previous update has been written to the secondary volume.
In some way, I've tried to keep him alive, putting his physical characteristics and personality into play in the variety of contexts that experimental fictionalizing permits, thereby constructing a number of speculative, realistic-seeming "hims." My goal has been to find a narrative system so conducive to the facts that made up George Miles that my own feelings would be outweighed, if not erased, and a believable, logical, updated George would come into existence, albeit within the unreal context of art.
At present, the aggregate IP indexes are computed as linked Laspeyres indexes, with the weights updated every five years.
With Windows linking, the numbers in your memo can be updated automatically every time you update them in your spreadsheet.
Reddit, as well as Answer.com forum comments, reveal that there are some successfully updated devices that randomly reboots after the installation.
In a rather unexpected move, Microsoft recently updated the system requirements for Windows 10.
You might recall that the last couple of cumulative updates for the Anniversary Update had known issues where 'Update History' doesn't list previously installed updated, and where hidden updates might be installed.