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ed·it

 (ĕd′ĭt)
tr.v. ed·it·ed, ed·it·ing, ed·its
1.
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.
n.
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).]

editing

(ˈɛdɪtɪŋ)
n
1. the process of correcting and adapting a text, such as an article or book
2. (Journalism & Publishing) the process of collecting together articles, etc, written by different writers, and preparing them for publishing
3. the process of preparing a film or a radio or television programme by selecting, rearranging, or rejecting previously filmed or taped material
4. (Computer Science)
a. the modification of a computer file by, for example, deleting, inserting, moving, or copying text
b. (as modifier): editing software.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.editing - putting something (as a literary work or a legislative bill) into acceptable formediting - putting something (as a literary work or a legislative bill) into acceptable form
piece of writing, written material, writing - the work of a writer; anything expressed in letters of the alphabet (especially when considered from the point of view of style and effect); "the writing in her novels is excellent"; "that editorial was a fine piece of writing"
literature - creative writing of recognized artistic value
copy editing - putting something into a form suitable for a printer
excision, deletion, cut - the omission that is made when an editorial change shortens a written passage; "an editor's deletions frequently upset young authors"; "both parties agreed on the excision of the proposed clause"
correction - something substituted for an error
revising, rewriting - editing that involves writing something again
Translations

editing

[ˈedɪtɪŋ] N (= management) [of magazine] → redacción f; [of newspaper, dictionary] → dirección f; (= preparation for printing) [of article, series of texts, tape] → edición f; [of film] → montaje m, edición f; [of video] → edición f (Comput) → edición f

editing

[ˈɛdɪtɪŋ]
n
[one's own article, manuscript] → préparation f; [text written by sb else] → édition f
[film, programme] → montage m
modif (COMPUTING) [package, software, tools] → d'éditionediting room n (CINEMA, TV)salle f de montage

editing

n (of series, author, newspaper, magazine)Herausgabe f, → Edieren nt; (of newspaper story, book, text)Redaktion f, → Bearbeitung f; (of film, tape)Schnitt m; (Comput) → Editieren nt
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