Meaning – The term download, refers to the process of transferring programs or data from a computer to a connected device, typically a personal computer.
The term download, also refers to the process of transferring a certain program or data from an online source, onto the personal computer, and saved within a desired folder or a directory within the computer system.
Today, thanks to the transition to online repositories, almost all kinds of data may be downloaded from a source online, directly to the PC, without the need to use any hardware components like CD-ROMS or USBs.
Users can download almost any kind of content, ranging from documents, ebooks, songs, to full size movies and software packages.
Example of usage – “Since she purchased the desired software package online, she could download a copy of the software, any number of times, without depending on physical media such as CD-ROMs or even pen drives.”