Download

n., v.

Pronunciation

/ˈdounˌlōd/

Acronym

Definition

The act of copying data or files from one machine to another, usually from a larger source such as a server to a smaller location such as a local computer. The download is also the information that is copied.

An example would be taking an online image and saving it to a smartphone. This is the opposite of upload, in which a file is copied from a smaller, downstream source to a larger online .

Category

Technology

Related Terms

Upload, FTP

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