copy and paste

Definition of copy and paste

:to copy (text) and insert it somewhere else in a document
  • The program allows you to copy and paste text.

Word by Word Definitions

copy play
  1. : an imitation, transcript, or reproduction of an original work (such as a letter, a painting, a table, or a dress)

  2. : one of a series of especially mechanical reproductions of an original impression

  3. : something to be imitated : model

  1. : to make a copy or duplicate of

  2. : to model oneself on

  3. : to make a copy

paste play
  1. : a dough that contains a considerable proportion of fat and is used for pastry crust or fancy rolls

  2. : a confection made by evaporating fruit with sugar or by flavoring a gelatin, starch, or gum arabic preparation

  3. : a smooth food product made by evaporation or grinding

  1. : to cause to adhere by or as if by paste : stick

  2. : to cover with something pasted on

  3. : to put (something copied or cut from a computer document) into another part of the document or into another document or program

  1. : to strike hard at

  2. : to beat or defeat soundly


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