Definition of download in English:

download

Syllabification: down·load
Pronunciation: /ˈdounˌlōd
 
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Computing

verb

  • [with object] Copy (data) from one computer system to another, typically over the Internet: it would be wise to download your program to another computer before testing it (as adjective downloaded) DRM will limit what you can do with downloaded music and video Compare with upload.
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    • He obtained the data simply by downloading it from the computer processing the transactions.
    • The main application must be corporate users downloading e-mail to their laptops.
    • You're better off purchasing something simple to use or downloading free software from the internet.
    Synonyms
    load, copy, transfer, upload

noun

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  • 1The act or process of downloading data: movie downloads were painfully slow we have music available for free download [as modifier]: download speeds of 200 to 300 kilobits per second
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    • Most other countries' broadband systems offer far lower upload rates than download ones.
    • Even with 3G, upload speeds are not better because the speeds are download not upload.
    • BitTorrent is designed to replace and enhance the performance of a standard http or ftp download server.
  • 1.1A file or set of files that has been downloaded: digital music downloads
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    • So the software vendors opted for automatic downloads of signature file updates.
    • Some folk will want to transfer video downloads to a portable device and one with a large screen.
    • One tracker can supervise the simultaneous downloads of multiple files.

Derivatives

downloadable

adjective
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  • The QMC team hope a cellphone network will see their software as a useful downloadable Java applet.
  • All technical documents and current firmware images are downloadable off the Internet.
  • The downloadable developer API for Windows and Macintosh platforms is free.

downloader

noun
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  • Previously, the MPAA has filed hundreds of suits against individual downloaders.
  • The flip side is the ongoing legal action against downloaders launched last year.
  • Record industry mavens have long wobbled their jowels in fear of illegal downloaders.

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