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Wordnet 3.0

VERB (1)

1. transfer a file or program from a central computer to a smaller computer or to a computer at a remote location;


WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

download v 1: transfer a file or program from a central computer to a smaller computer or to a computer at a remote location [ant: upload]
The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003):

download vt. To transfer data or (esp.) code from a far-away system (especially a larger host system) over a digital communications link to a nearby system (especially a smaller client system. Oppose upload. Historical use of these terms was at one time associated with transfers from large timesharing machines to PCs or peripherals (download) and vice-versa (upload). The modern usage relative to the speaker (rather than as an indicator of the size and role of the machines) evolved as machine categories lost most of their former functional importance.
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

download downloading To transfer data from one computer to another. Downloading usually refers to transfer from a larger "host" system (especially a server or mainframe) to a smaller "client" system, especially a microcomputer or specialised peripheral, and "upload" usually means from small to large. Others hold that, technically, download means "receive" and upload means "send", irrespective of the size of the systems involved. Note that in communications between ground and space, space-to-earth transmission is always "down" and the reverse "up", regardless of size. So far the in-space machines have invariably been smaller; thus the upload/download distinction has been reversed from its usual sense. [Jargon File] (2003-11-04)