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tr.v. ed·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.
2. To supervise the publication of (a newspaper or magazine, for example).
3. To assemble the components of (a film or soundtrack, for example), as by cutting and splicing.
4. To eliminate; delete: edited the best scene out.
An act or instance of editing: made several last-minute edits for reasons of space.
Phrasal Verbs:
edit in
To insert during the course of editing: An additional scene was edited in before the show was aired.
edit out
To delete during the course of editing: A controversial scene was edited out of the film.

[Partly 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).]
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Adj.1.edited - improved or corrected by critical editing; "the emended text"
altered - changed in form or character without becoming something else; "the altered policy promised success"; "following an altered course we soon found ourselves back in civilization"; "he looked...with clouded eyes and with an altered manner of breathing"- Charles Dickens
References in classic literature ?
Hatch and others (with translation of paraphrase attributed to Andronicus of Rhodes), edited by E.
There is no book of Ossian specially edited for children.
Smith's volume on the Berkshire Hills, these gentlemen, both reserved in nature, though near neighbours and often in the same company, were inclined to be shy of each other, partly, perhaps, through the knowledge that Melville had written a very appreciative review of 'Mosses from an Old Manse' for the New York Literary World, edited by their mutual friends, the Duyckincks.
I remember how jubilant Markham was at securing a new photograph of the planet for the illustrated paper he edited in those days.
In fact, much of JVC's own promotional material was edited using Aspect HD in Adobe Premiere.
The Bondwoman's Narrative by Hannah Crafts; edited by Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Moulin Rouge'' (edited by Jill Bilcock) and ``Black Hawk Down'' (edited by Pietro Scalia) took top honors at the 52nd Annual ACE Eddie Awards Sunday night at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills for best edited feature/comedy or musical and best edited feature film/dramatic, respectively.
If you wanted your edited production to be distributed via TV or VHS, then there would additional loss in quality during the second transfer.
But the discovery that extra genetic material subsequently gets added into certain mRNA molecules--a process called RNA editing -- has left scientists searching for the DNA-like molecular template that encodes the edited mRNA sequences.
Now files that are edited on the mobile device no longer have to rely on a wired synchronization with a desktop in order to maintain file integrity.