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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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