on a computer
: allowing the movement of items (such as icons) by dragging them to a new location
a drag-and-drop interface

Examples of drag-and-drop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lane Turner/Globe Staff Creatio operates like an online studio where businesses can create apps using drag-and-drop features —kind of like website-building service Wix, but for corporate computing tasks. Aruni Soni, BostonGlobe.com, 17 Aug. 2023 There are a handful of minimal software improvements, too: the taskbar now shows four recent apps rather than two, and there’s a new two-handed drag-and-drop feature to more easily copy content from one app to another. Allison Johnson, The Verge, 26 July 2023 Both apps have the same feature for programming movements, using a drag-and-drop process. Eric Griffith, PCMAG, 30 June 2023 The company provides a drag-and-drop interface, called StreamLogic, that taps into Monocle’s included field-programmable gate-array processor. IEEE Spectrum, 4 May 2023 By Jared Atchison, co-founder of WPForms, a drag-and-drop form builder for WordPress that's used on over 4,000,000 websites. Yec, Forbes, 22 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1985, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of drag-and-drop was in 1985

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“Drag-and-drop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drag-and-drop. Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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