delete vs edit what difference

what is difference between delete and edit

English

Etymology

From Latin dēlētus, past participle of dēlēre (destroy, blot out, efface), from dēlēvī, originally perf. tense of dēlinere (to daub, erase by smudging), from dē- (from, away) + linere (to smear, wipe).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dɪˈliːt/, /diˈliːt/, /dəˈliːt/
  • Hyphenation: de‧lete
  • Rhymes: -iːt

Verb

delete (third-person singular simple present deletes, present participle deleting, simple past and past participle deleted)

  1. To remove, get rid of or erase, especially written or printed material, or data on a computer or other device. [from 1600s]
    Synonyms: erase, clear, strike, terminate, remove; see also Thesaurus:delete
    Antonyms: insert, main
  2. (online gaming, slang) To defeat or dominate.

Derived terms

  • expletive deleted

Related terms

  • deleterious
  • deletion
  • delible

Translations

Noun

delete (plural deletes)

  1. (computing) A deletion.
    • 2003, Jeffrey P. McManus, Jackie Goldstein, Kevin T. Price, Database Access with Visual Basic .NET (page 30)
      Cascading updates and cascading deletes are useful features of the SQL Server database engine.
  2. (recorded entertainment industry) A remainder of a music or video release.
  3. (uncountable) Alternative letter-case form of Delete
  4. (computing) The delete character (U+007F or %7F).

Further reading

  • deletion on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Italian

Adjective

delete

  1. feminine plural of deleto

Anagrams

  • ledete

Latin

Verb

dēlēte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of dēleō

Participle

dēlēte

  1. vocative masculine singular of dēlētus

Portuguese

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dˈlɛ.t(ʃ)i/
  • Hyphenation: de‧le‧te
  • Rhymes: -ɛt(ʃ)i

Noun

delete m (plural deletes)

  1. Delete (key)

Verb

delete

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of deletar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of deletar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of deletar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of deletar


English

Etymology

Back-formation from editor, influenced by French éditer (edit, publish) and Latin editus.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɛdɪt/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɛdɪt/, [ˈɛɾɪʔt̚]
  • Rhymes: -ɛdɪt

Noun

edit (plural edits)

  1. A change to the text of a document.
  2. (computing) A change in the text of a file, a website or the code of software.
  3. An edited piece of media, especially video footage.
    An early edit of the film included a romantic subplot.
  4. (comedy) An interruption or change to an improvised scene.
  5. (genetics) An alteration to the DNA sequence of a chromosome; an act of gene splicing.

Derived terms

  • edit conflict
  • edit distance
  • edit war
  • heavy edit
  • light edit

Translations

Verb

edit (third-person singular simple present edits, present participle editing, simple past and past participle edited)

  1. To change a text, or a document.
    Your speech is too long. You need to edit it.
  2. To alter a photograph or recording of sound or video.
    We shot an hour-long interview then edited it down to 45 minutes.
  3. (transitive) To be the editor of a publication.
    He edits the Chronicle.
    • 1912, L. Frank Baum, Aunt Jane’s Nieces on Vacation Chapter 3
      “How?” responded Patsy; “why, it’s easy enough, Uncle. We’ll buy a press, hire a printer, and Beth and Louise will help me edit the paper. I’m sure I can exhibit literary talents of a high order, once they are encouraged to sprout. Louise writes lovely poetry and ‘stories of human interest,’ and Beth—”
  4. (computing) To change the contents of a file, website, etc.
    Wikipedia is an interactive encyclopedia which allows anybody to edit and improve articles.
  5. (biology) To alter the DNA sequence of a chromosome; to perform gene splicing.
    • Today, the technology to edit genomes is limited in the number of changes that can be made at once, which is probably one reason why the Harvard team focused on only 14 genes.
  6. To assemble a film by cutting and splicing raw footage.
    • When the director approached Ms. Adair about his idea for “Boyhood,” shooting footage each of those 12 years, she immediately agreed to take part. The decision was made to edit the film progressively, cutting the scenes from each year after they were completed.
  7. (comedy) To cut short or otherwise alter an improvised scene.
  8. (ergative) To lend itself to editing in a certain way.
    • 2018, Gary Hudson, Sarah Rowlands, The Broadcast Journalism Handbook
      The junior can offer to do the voxes, gaining experience and sparing the senior journalist the trouble. Always remember to think how the clips will edit together.

Synonyms

  • (change a text, document, etc.): retouch, fix up, alter
  • (alter a DNA sequence): splice
  • (alter a film): cut

Related terms

  • copy edit
  • edit out
  • editable
  • edition
  • editor
  • editorial
  • editosome
  • subedit
  • re-edit

Translations

Anagrams

  • -tide, DIET, Diet, diet, dite, diët, tide, tied

Latin

Etymology 1

Form of the verb edō (I eat).

Verb

edit

  1. third-person singular present active indicative of edō
  2. third-person singular present active subjunctive of edō

Verb

ēdit

  1. third-person singular perfect active indicative of edō

Etymology 2

Form of the verb ēdō (I dispatch).

Verb

ēdit

  1. third-person singular present active indicative of ēdō

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