Last modified on 6 June 2014, at 06:43

refresh

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French refrescher (French: rafraîchir)

VerbEdit

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refresh (third-person singular simple present refreshes, present participle refreshing, simple past and past participle refreshed)

  1. To renew or revitalize.
    Sleep refreshes the body and the mind.
  2. (computing) To reload a document and show any new changes, especially a webpage on the internet.
    • 2007, Beth Harbison, Shoe Addicts Anonymous
      She refreshed the page. She was still the high bidder. Good.
  3. (computing) To cause (a web browser or similar software) to refresh its display.
    • 2007, Philip C Plumlee, Test Driven Ajax (on Rails)
      You can save your code, refresh your browser, and see a change instantly. This simple trick turns a lowly web browser into a development environment []
  4. To perform the periodic energizing required to maintain the contents of computer memory, the display luminance of a computer screen, etc.

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refresh (plural refreshes)

  1. The periodic energizing required to maintain the contents of computer memory, the display luminance of a computer screen, etc.
  2. (computing) The update of a display (in a web browser or similar software) to show the latest version of the data.

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