General Science



  • To receive a data, usually in the form of a file, from a remote computer in a network. For instance, a person navigating the Internet may download a file containing the latest version of a media player. Also, the data or file transferred. This contrasts with an upload, where information is sent to a remote computer in a network.
  • To load a font into a printer.

Information & Library Science

  • verb to move information from one electronic source to another storage device

Media Studies

  • noun a file which has been transferred from the Internet to a personal computer
  • verb to transfer data from the Internet to a computer, or from one computer to another