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Online Computer Terms Dictionary - B

button

1. <electronics> push-button.

2. <operating system> A graphical representation of an electrical push-button appearing as part of a graphical user interface. Moving the mouse pointer over the graphical button and pressing one of the physical mouse buttons starts some software action such as closing a window or deleting a file.

See also radio button.

(1997-07-07)

 


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