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deselect

verb de·se·lect \ˌdē-sə-ˈlekt\

computers : to remove (something) from a list of choices especially by clicking with a computer mouse

politics : to choose not to have (a current member of Parliament) as a candidate again at the next election

Full Definition of DESELECT

transitive verb
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:  to cause (something previously selected) to no longer be selected in a software interface <deselect the songs you don't want to hear>

Examples of DESELECT

  1. If you don't want the computer program to automatically correct your spelling, you will have to deselect that option.
  2. <he'll deselect any plan that doesn't put him in total control>

First Known Use of DESELECT

1965

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