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Topic: COMMUNICATIONS

Date: 1700-1800
Origin: editor

edit

verb
     
ed‧it
1 [intransitive and transitive]TCAM to prepare a book, piece of film etc for printing or broadcasting by removing mistakes or parts that are not acceptable:
The newspaper edits letters before printing them.
2 [transitive] to prepare a book or article for printing by deciding what to include and in what order:
a collection of essays edited by John Gay
3 [transitive] to prepare a film by deciding what to include and in what order
4 [transitive]TCN to be responsible for the information that is included in a newspaper, magazine etc:
She used to edit the Observer.
edit noun [countable]

edit something ↔ out

phrasal verb
TCAM to remove something when you are preparing a book, piece of film etc for printing or broadcasting [= cut]:
The interviewer's questions have been edited out.
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