Pronunciation: (ed'it), [key]
1. to supervise or direct the preparation of (a newspaper, magazine, book, etc.); serve as editor of; direct the editorial policies of.
2. to collect, prepare, and arrange (materials) for publication.
3. to revise or correct, as a manuscript.
4. to expunge; eliminate (often fol. by out): The author has edited out all references to his own family.
5. to add (usually fol. by in).
6. to prepare (motion-picture film, video or magnetic tape) by deleting, arranging, and splicing, by synchronizing the sound record with the film, etc.
7. Genetics.to alter the arrangement of (genes).
8. Computers.to modify or add to (data or text).
an instance of or the work of editing: automated machinery that allows a rapid edit of incoming news.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.