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v. up·grad·ed, up·grad·ing, up·grades
1. To raise to a higher grade or standard: upgrading their military defenses.
2. Computers
a. To replace (a software program) with a more recently released, enhanced version.
b. To replace (a hardware device) with one that provides better performance.
3. To improve the quality of (livestock or crops) through breeding.
1. To exchange a possession for one of greater value or quality; trade up.
2. Computers To replace software or hardware with an upgrade.
1. The act or an instance of upgrading.
2. Computers
a. A software program that provides added enhancements over an earlier version.
b. A hardware device that provides greater performance than an earlier model.
3. An upward incline.
adv. & adj.
on the upgrade
Improving or progressing.

up′grad′a·ble adj.


(ˈʌpɡreɪdəbəl) or


(Computer Science) (of a computer) having the ability to be made more powerful or efficient


adj computer system etcausbaufähig (→ to auf +acc), → nachrüstbar (→ to auf +acc)
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the innovation leader in solid-state gamma camera technology and the premier nuclear imaging services provider, announced today the release of the first upgradable nuclear gamma camera available on the market.
The compact FLASH2400 ADX provides a data-ready platform, upgradable from OC-48 (2.
Wind River Systems (NASDAQ:WIND), a leading provider of software and services for smart devices in the Internet age, and Xilinx (NASDAQ:XLNX), the world's leading supplier of programmable logic devices, announced today a multi-faceted alliance for developing upgradable embedded systems for smart, networked devices already deployed in the field.
Also included is 128 MB of RAM upgradable to 1 GB, 15 GB hard drive upgradable to 60 GB, one serial port (upgradable to four serial ports as an option), one parallel port, Solaris 8 and a 10/100-BaseT Ethernet interface.