- The definition of an edit is a change made to something before a final copy is submitted.
An example of an edit is a corrected comma splice on a paper before it is handed in to the professor.
- Edit is defined as to prepare something for publication or final copy by removing errors and extra words.
An example of to edit is to check a paper for grammatical and structural mistakes before submitting it to a professor.
A paper being edited.
- to prepare (an author's works, journals, letters, etc.) for publication, by selection, arrangement, and annotation
- to revise and make ready (a manuscript) for publication
- to supervise the publication of and set the policy for (a newspaper, periodical, reference book, etc.)
- ☆ to prepare (a film, tape, or recording) for presentation by cutting and splicing, dubbing, rearranging, etc.
- to make additions, deletions, or other changes in (a computer file)
Origin of editback-formation ; from editor
- edited (by)
transitive verbed·it·ed, ed·it·ing, ed·its
- a. To prepare (written material) for publication or presentation, as by correcting, revising, or adapting.b. To prepare an edition of for publication: edit a collection of short stories.c. To modify or adapt so as to make suitable or acceptable: edited her remarks for presentation to a younger audience.
- To supervise the publication of (a newspaper or magazine, for example).
- To assemble the components of (a film or soundtrack, for example), as by cutting and splicing.
- To eliminate; delete: edited the best scene out.
Origin of editPartly back-formation from editor and partly from French éditer, to publish (from Latin ēditus, past participle of ēdere : ē-, ex-, ex- + dare, to give; see dō- in Indo-European roots).
edit - Computer Definition
(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.