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- (UK) enPR: ĕdʹĭt, IPA(key): /ˈɛdɪt/
Audio (Southern England) (file)
- (US) enPR: ĕdʹĭt, IPA(key): /ˈɛdɪt/, [ˈɛɾɪʔt̚]
- Rhymes: -ɛdɪt
edit (plural edits)
- A change to the text of a document.
- (computing) A change in the text of a file, a website or the code of software.
- An edited piece of media, especially video footage.
- An early edit of the film included a romantic subplot.
- (Internet, specifically) A compilation of memorable moments (in a show, sport, etc.), often featuring stylized camera effects and intense music.
- a basketball edit, a Thor edit
- bro thinks he's in an edit (Internet meme)
- 2023 July 21, Carver Fisher, “Tarik slams "over-edited" Valorant TikTok video trend”, in Dexerto, archived from the original on 2023-11-08:
- Valorant edits have become massive on TikTok as creators put their editing skills to the test in making the best edits they can, but Tarik argued that videos like these can be "over-edited" and that he can't tell what's happening.
- (comedy) An interruption or change to an improvised scene.
- (genetics) An alteration to the DNA sequence of a chromosome; an act of gene splicing.
- (fashion) A range of products related by theme or purpose.
- 2023 May 9, Melisha Kaur, “Stacey Solomon's latest In The Style range has got us dreaming of summer”, in Daily Mirror:
- The Loose Women star, 33, took to Instagram yesterday (May 8) to announce her latest clothing edit.
- 2023 July 7, Faith Richardson, “Ashley James’ new Tu edit has style buys from £6 to support postpartum bodies”, in OK!:
- Thankfully, fellow new mum Ashley James has released the ultimate summer edit with clothing brand Tu that’s not only affordable, but was chosen with postpartum bodies in mind […]
a change to the text of a document
- To change a text, or a document.
- Your speech is too long. You need to edit it.
- To alter a photograph or recording of sound or video.
- We shot an hour-long interview then edited it down to 45 minutes.
- (transitive) To be the editor of a publication.
- He edits the Chronicle.
- 1912, L. Frank Baum, chapter 3, in Aunt Jane's Nieces on Vacation:
- "How?" responded Patsy; "why, it's easy enough, Uncle. We'll buy a press, hire a printer, and Beth and Louise will help me edit the paper. I'm sure I can exhibit literary talents of a high order, once they are encouraged to sprout. Louise writes lovely poetry and 'stories of human interest,' and Beth—"
- (computing) To change the contents of a file, website, etc.
- Wikipedia is an interactive encyclopedia which allows anybody to edit and improve articles.
- (biology) To alter the DNA sequence of a chromosome; to perform gene splicing.
- 2015 April 26, Beth Shapiro, “Could we 'de-extinctify' the woolly mammoth”, in The Guardian:
- Today, the technology to edit genomes is limited in the number of changes that can be made at once, which is probably one reason why the Harvard team focused on only 14 genes.
- To assemble a film by cutting and splicing raw footage.
- 2014 December 17, Mekado Murphy, “Below the Line: Editing ‘Boyhood’”, in New York Times:
- When the director approached Ms. Adair about his idea for “Boyhood,” shooting footage each of those 12 years, she immediately agreed to take part. The decision was made to edit the film progressively, cutting the scenes from each year after they were completed.
- (comedy) To cut short or otherwise alter an improvised scene.
- 2015, Matt Fotis, Siobhan O'Hara, The Comedy Improv Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to University Improvisational Comedy in Theatre and Performance, New York, NY: Focal Press, →ISBN, page 145:
- A good rule of thumb is to edit a scene before you think, "Gosh, somebody should edit this scene."
- (ergative) To lend itself to editing in a certain way.
- 2018, Gary Hudson, Sarah Rowlands, The Broadcast Journalism Handbook:
- The junior can offer to do the voxes, gaining experience and sparing the senior journalist the trouble. Always remember to think how the clips will edit together.
Conjugation of edit
- (change a text, document, etc.): retouch, fix up, alter
- (alter a DNA sequence): splice
- (alter a film): cut
to change a text, or a document
be editor of a publication
Form of the verb edō (“I eat”).
Form of the verb ēdō (“I dispatch”).