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deselect

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verb de·se·lect \ˌdē-sə-ˈlekt\

Simple Definition of deselect

  • 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

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  dismiss, reject

  3. 2 :  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>



1965

First Known Use of deselect

1965


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