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edit
[[t]e̱dɪt[/t]]
♦♦♦
edits, editing, edited
1) VERB If you edit a text such as an article or a book, you correct and adapt it so that it is suitable for publishing.

[V n] The majority of contracts give the publisher the right to edit a book after it's done.

[V-ed] ...an edited version of the speech.

Derived words:
editing N-UNCOUNT

Throughout the editing of this book, we have had much support and encouragement.

2) VERB If you edit a book or a series of books, you collect several pieces of writing by different authors and prepare them for publishing.

[be V-ed by n] This collection of essays is edited by Ellen Knight...

[V n] She has edited the media studies quarterly, Screen.

[V-ed] ...the Real Sandwich Book, edited by Miriam Polunin.

Derived words:
editing N-UNCOUNT

He was certainly not cut out to combine the jobs of editing and writing as a journalist.

3) VERB If you edit a film or a television or radio programme, you choose some of what has been filmed or recorded and arrange it in a particular order.

[V n] He taught me to edit and splice film...

[V n with together] He is editing together excerpts of some of his films.

Derived words:
editing N-UNCOUNT

He sat in on much of the filming and early editing.

4) VERB Someone who edits a newspaper, magazine, or journal is in charge of it.

[V n] I used to edit the college paper in the old days.

5) N-COUNT An edit is the process of examining and correcting a text so that it is suitable for publishing.

The purpose of the edit is fairly simple - to chop out the boring bits from the original.

Phrasal Verbs:

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