tr.v. ed·it·ed, ed·it·ing, edits
a. To prepare (written material) for publication or presentation, as by correcting, revising, or adapting.
b. To prepare an edition of for publication: edit a collection of short stories.
c. To modify or adapt so as to make suitable or acceptable: edited her remarks for presentation to a younger audience.
2. To supervise the publication of (a newspaper or magazine, for example).
3. To assemble the components of (a film or soundtrack, for example), as by cutting and splicing.
An act or instance of editing: made several last-minute edits for reasons of space.
To insert during the course of editing: An additional scene was edited in before the show was aired.
To delete during the course of editing: A controversial scene was edited out of the film.
[Partly back-formation from EDITOR and partly from French éditer, to publish (from Latin ēditus, past participle of ēdere : ē-, ex-, ex- + dare, to give; see dō- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots).]
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