side·​bar | \ ˈsīd-ˌbär How to pronounce sidebar (audio) \

Definition of sidebar

1a : a short news story or graphic accompanying and presenting sidelights of a major story
b : something incidental : sidelight a sidebar to the essay's central theme
2 : a conference between the judge, the lawyers, and sometimes the parties to a case that the jury does not hear

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Instead, YouTube has chosen to strip away several features from his videos, such as disabling comments, removing the sidebar next to the video that recommends videos and adding a content warning filter. Kaya Yurieff, CNN, "Prominent white supremacists are still on YouTube in wake of ban," 11 June 2019 There are also interesting sidebars throughout the book about topics like how far women have come in education, women’s suffrage around the world and second-wave feminism. Amy Schwabe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "12 books that tell kids the fun and inspirational stories behind the women's suffrage movement," 6 June 2019 On macOS Catalina, the iTunes Store will continue to exist in the sidebar of the new Apple Music app, and the store will also continue to be available on iOS, Windows and Apple TV. Micah Singleton, Billboard, "What's Really Going On With Apple's iTunes Shutdown?," 5 June 2019 Additionally, users can add custom actions (like Automator scripts) to the sidebar. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, "Apple announces macOS 10.14 “Mojave”," 4 June 2018 But the new task management features and the sidebar do lay the groundwork for integrations with Google's other offerings, like its Slack competitor Hangouts Chat. Klint Finley, WIRED, "Gmail Is Getting a Long-Overdue Upgrade," 25 Apr. 2018 And then there are the issues that my colleague Sam Machkovech ran into with the Windows 10 version, described in the sidebar. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "Forza Horizon 4 is the best open-world driving game you can buy," 28 Sep. 2018 In April of this year, Google released a complete redesign of Gmail that incorporated nearly all of the key features of Inbox: snoozing, connected tasks lists (albeit in a sidebar), and more. Dieter Bohn, The Verge, "Google’s Inbox app is shutting down in March 2019," 12 Sep. 2018 The biggest addition is a new sidebar on the left with separate sections for Search, Home, Series (TV shows), Movies, My List, and New. Chris Welch, The Verge, "Netflix redesigns TV interface with new sidebar and separate sections for shows and movies," 18 July 2018

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First Known Use of sidebar

1928, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of sidebar was in 1928

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side·​bar | \ ˈsīd-ˌbär How to pronounce sidebar (audio) \

Legal Definition of sidebar

: sidebar conference had failed to request a sidebar before injecting the collateral offense into the trialDockery v. State, 659 So. 2d 219 (1994) also : the place near or before the bench where a sidebar conference takes place the judge informed both attorneys…that they…could stand at sidebar while questions were posed Commonwealth v. Urena, 632 N.E.2d 1200 (1994) — compare bench, stand

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