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Upgrade   /əpgrˈeɪd/  /ˈəpgrˈeɪd/   Listen

An upward slope or grade (as in a road).  Synonyms: acclivity, ascent, climb, raise, rise.
Software that provides better performance than an earlier version did.
A reservation that is improved.
The property possessed by a slope or surface that rises.  Synonyms: rise, rising slope.
Hardware that provides better performance than an earlier version did.
The act of improving something (especially machinery) by raising it to a higher grade (as by adding or replacing components).

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"Upgrade" Quotes from Famous Books

... caught in a rutty road where the going was very heavy, and there was a slight upgrade in addition, to make it worse, slowed up considerably. And Dick, looking out the window on his side, ...
— The Boy Scout Aviators • George Durston

... company of riotous charvadars, who insist on singing accompaniments to the luti's soul-harrowing tom-toming till after midnight, are obtained at the caravansarai of Deh Mollah. From Deh Mollah it is only a couple of farsakhs to Shahrood, and after the first three miles, which is slightly upgrade and not particularly smooth, it is downgrade and very fair wheeling the remainder of the distance. The road forks a couple of miles from Shahrood, and while I am entering by one road, Mr. McIntyre is leaving on horseback by the other to meet me, guessing, ...
— Around the World on a Bicycle Volume II. - From Teheran To Yokohama • Thomas Stevens

... passed through his burden. The water had whipped Peter's limbs. An added call for steadiness, but a gladness about it, too, since he was not carrying the dead.... Upgrade now. The soldier behind had passed the turn ...
— Red Fleece • Will Levington Comfort

... technology and R&D providing insurance policies for future defense needs may prove ill-advised if and as DOD is forced to cut back and reduce those programs even further. Indeed, over time, commercial R&D could become the main source for procuring software and other systems needed to upgrade today's weapons systems and for so-called "leap-ahead" technologies that may prove elusive ...
— Shock and Awe - Achieving Rapid Dominance • Harlan K. Ullman and James P. Wade

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