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Definition of Download

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copy files from a distant computer through a modem
act of downloading, downloading process; item that is downloaded
Download Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
hEnglish - advanced version

v : transfer a file or program from a central computer to a smaller computer or to a computer at a remote location [ant: upload]

Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
WordNet 2.0

1. transfer a file or program from a central computer to a smaller computer or to a computer at a remote location
(antonym) upload
(hypernym) transfer
Download Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Technical English by wpv
To retrieve a file from another computer using a modem.
Download Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
Website design & Internet terms
The action of a computer receiving files from a remote computer
Jargon File
vt. 1. [techspeak] To transfer data or (esp.) code from a larger `host' system (esp. a mainframe) over a digital comm link to a smaller `client' system, esp. a microcomputer or specialized peripheral. Oppose upload. 2. [jargon] To fetch data (especially large relatively standalone pieces of data like files and images) over the wire from a remote location.

However, note that ground-to-space communications has its own usage rule for this term. Space-to-earth transmission is always `down' and the reverse `up' regardless of the relative size of the computers involved. So far the in-space machines have invariably been smaller; thus the upload/download distinction has been reversed from its usual sense.

A Glossary of Internet & PC Terminology
To copy files from another computer to your own PC via a network or using a modem .
WebGuest Web Glossary
Transfer of data from a server  to your computer's hard disk. You can use your browser or an FTP  program to download files to your computer. When you're retrieving your email , you're downloading your email to your computer.
Jensen's Technology Glossary
To transfer to your computer a copy of a file that resides on another computer. For details see Modem.
Internet Glossary
The transfer a file or files from a remote computer to the user's computer.
The process of copying data files from a remote computer.The opposite action is upload where a local file is copied to a server.
The Internet Dictionary
To receive a file sent from another computer via modem (compare "upload").
Glossary of Computer and Internet Terms
This is the process in which data is sent to your computer. Whenever you get information off the Internet, you are downloading it to your computer. For example, you might have to download an upgrade for your computer's operating system in order to play a new game (especially if you're using Windows). The opposite of this process, sending information to another computer, is called uploading.
Multimedia Glossary
process of transferring a file from system to another.
Steve's Digicams Digital Camera Dictionary
Transfer image data from the camera to the computer using a cable attached to either the serial port (slow) or USB port (faster.)
Glossary of Electronic Music Terms
To transfer a file from another computer into your own. Often done by modem. See modem.
Pablo Aguilar
Panda Software Glossary
This is the process of obtaining files from the Internet (from Web pages or FTP sites set up specifically for that purpose).
Download Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
In computer networks, to download is to receive data from a remote system, typically a server such as a web server, an FTP server, an email server, or other similar systems. This contrasts with uploading, where data is sent to a remote server..

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The domain name download is a generic top-level domain (gTLD) in the Domain Name System of the Internet. It was admitted in the expansion of the top-level domain initiative of  ICANN. It is intended to be used by companies or individuals offering downloadable content globally.

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