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Edit vs. Retouch

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Editnoun

A change to the text of a document.

Retouchverb

(transitive) To improve something (especially a photograph), by adding or correcting details, or by removing flaws.

Editnoun

(computing) A change in the text of a file, a website or the code of software.

Retouchverb

(transitive) To colour the roots of hair to match hair previously coloured.

Editnoun

An edited piece of media, especially video footage.

‘An early edit of the film included a romantic subplot.’;

Retouchverb

(archaeology) To modify a flint tool by making secondary flaking along the cutting edge.

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Editnoun

(comedy) An interruption or change to an improvised scene.

Retouchnoun

The act of retouching.

Editnoun

(genetics) An alteration to the DNA sequence of a chromosome; an act of gene splicing.

Retouchverb

To touch again, or rework, in order to improve; to revise; as, to retouch a picture or an essay.

Editverb

To change a text, or a document.

‘Your speech is too long. You need to edit it.’;

Retouchverb

To correct or change, as a negative, by handwork.

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Editverb

To alter a photograph or recording of sound or video.

‘We shot an hour-long interview then edited it down to 45 minutes.’;

Retouchnoun

A partial reworking,as of a painting, a sculptor's clay model, or the like.

Editverb

(transitive) To be the editor of a publication.

‘He edits the Chronicle.’;

Retouchverb

give retouches to (hair);

‘retouch the roots’;

Editverb

(computing) To change the contents of a file, website, etc.

‘Wikipedia is an interactive encyclopedia which allows anybody to edit and improve articles.’;

Retouchverb

alter so as to produce a more desirable appearance;

‘This photograph has been retouched!’;

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Editverb

(biology) To alter the DNA sequence of a chromosome; to perform gene splicing.

Editverb

To assemble a film by cutting and splicing raw footage.

Editverb

(comedy) To cut short or otherwise alter an improvised scene.

Editverb

(ergative) To lend itself to editing in a certain way.

Editverb

To superintend the publication of; to revise and prepare for publication; to select, correct, arrange, etc., the matter of, for publication; as, to edit a newspaper.

‘Philosophical treatises which have never been edited.’;

Editverb

prepare for publication or presentation by correcting, revising, or adapting;

‘Edit a a book on lexical semantics’; ‘she edited the letters of the politician so as to omit the most personal passages’;

Editverb

supervise the publication of;

‘The same family has been editing the influential newspaper for almost 100 years’;

Editverb

cut and assemble the components of;

‘edit film’; ‘cut recording tape’;

Editverb

cut or eliminate;

‘she edited the juiciest scenes’;

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