deselect

verb de·se·lect \ ˌdē-sə-ˈlekt \
Updated on: 9 Mar 2018

Definition of deselect

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 in a Sentence

  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

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First Known Use of deselect

1965

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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DESELECT Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of deselect for English Language Learners

  • 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


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