Downloading vs Download - What's the difference?

downloading | download |


As verbs the difference between downloading and download

is that downloading is while download is to transfer (computer data, especially as one or more files) from a remote computer (server) to a local computer, usually via a network.

As a noun download is

a file transfer to the local computer, especially one in progress.

downloading

Verb

(head)
  • download

    English

    (Download)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A file transfer to the local computer, especially one in progress.
  • The download took longer than I expected.
  • A file that has been, or will be transferred in this way.
  • I got the download but it wouldn't work on my computer.

    Derived terms

    * DL , dl , (abbreviation)

    Antonyms

    * upload

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To transfer (computer data, especially as one or more files) from a remote computer (server) to a local computer, usually via a network.
  • You can download a trial version of the program for thirty days to determine whether you want to purchase the full version.
  • upload; to copy a file from a local computer to a remote computer via a network.
  • to transfer a file to or from removable media.
  • I needed to download photos to a CD-ROM
  • to install software.
  • Synonyms

    * copy * move * take * transfer * DL , dl , (abbreviation)

    Antonyms

    * upload

    Derived terms

    * downloader

    Descendants

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