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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
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References in classic literature ?
Pickwick, with sundry blushes, produced the following little tale, as having been 'edited' by himself, during his recent indisposition, from his notes of Mr.
Hatch and others (with translation of paraphrase attributed to Andronicus of Rhodes), edited by E.
NOTE.--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 a world where technology is often used to manipulate photos to make them appear real, it sometimes is difficult to determine if a photo is edited or not -- but not for long as a team of researchers from Adobe and UC Berkeley have developed an AI to do just that.
In this study, NBSGW mice received an infusion of human CD34+ cells which had been edited either at the BCL11Ae or at the beta-globin locus.
At the same time, the platform could also export the edited media files in any file format you desired.
On the other end of the spectrum, there are apps that can pump edited videos automatically with a few taps and tweaks.
A rogue scientist in China claims to have edited a gene in two human embryos and implanted them in the mother's womb, resulting in the birth of genetically altered twin girls.
To clarify this point further, genetically edited organisms do not possess DNA that exists outside their gene pool, where gene pool refers to the genes present within a population of naturally interbreeding species.