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upgrade

1. US and Canadian an upward slope
2. US and Canadian going or sloping upwards

upgrade

[¦əp¦grād]
(mining engineering)
To increase the commercial value of a coal or mineral product by appropriate treatment.
To increase the quality rating of diamonds beyond or above the rating implied by their particular classification.

upgrade

(1)
A new or better version of some hardware or software.

Often used in marketroid-speak to mean "bug fix".

upgrade

(2)
The act of developing or installing a new version.

upgrade

To replace existing software or hardware with a newer version. See upgradable, update, critical update, bugrade and About this encyclopedia.
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There may also be cost-savings that accrue by upgrading to a new DBMS release.
In the multivariate logistic regression analysis, prostate volume <40 cc (p < 0.001), maximum percent of cancer in any core (p = 0.011), and >1 core positive for cancer (p < 0.001) were independent predictors of pathological upgrading. In our study, age, PSA and time since surgery failed to predict GS upgrading (Table 3).
Realisation of these tasks requires development of the methodological aspects of upgrading aircraft.
According to MSU's Campus Sustainability Report in September 2003, upgrading fluorescent tight fixtures and bulbs will save the university $250,000 a year while replacing 162,000 tight bulbs.
Moody's is therefore upgrading the ratings of the securities to those originally assigned.
Whenever major software is upgraded, it reintroduces questions about the desirability of upgrading your own software.
RSK MiG (Moscow, Russia) and Thales (Paris, France) have reportedly signed an agreement for upgrading 20 Bulgarian MiG-29 fighters.
Following is a sample of costs for upgrading from Office 97 to Office XP from Microsoft's Open License Web site.
"We want to work with [the FCC] and help make this happen." (At press time, however, Sprint had filed for a waiver, citing "vendor delays and other factors" in its request to the FCC.) Many other providers have also filed for waivers of the October 1 deadline, and it's no wonder: The expense of upgrading wireless carriers to either a multiple-tower triangulation ("network") system, or to a GPS-type system that locates the user by satellite is staggering.
An upgrade path is the technically feasible sequence of version upgrades - if a vendor has released software versions 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0 in the recent two years, they may provide tools and advice for upgrading from version 1.0 to version 2.0, and also from version 2.0 to version 3.0.
Of course, leasing also offers you a hedge against technological change and obsolescence, because by upgrading to new equipment when your lease expires, you can shift to the lessor the risk of getting stuck with outdated equipment.
The series has a modular design that facilitates upgrading, standard computer controls based on a commercially available microprocessor, and various end-of-arm tooling options.