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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  clipboard 
  n  :  a  small  writing  board  with  a  clip  at  the  top  for  holding 
  papers 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  clipboard 
 
    A  temporary  memory  area,  used  to  transfer 
  information  within  a  document  being  edited  or  between 
  documents  or  between  programs.  The  fundamental  operations  are 
  cut"  which  moves  data  from  a  document  to  the  clipboard, 
  copy"  which  copies  it  to  the  clipboard,  and  paste"  which 
  inserts  the  clipboard  contents  into  the  current  document  in 
  place  of  the  current  selection. 
 
  Different  {Graphical  User  Interfaces}  vary  in  how  they  handle 
  the  different  types  of  data  which  a  user  might  want  to 
  transfer  via  the  clipboard,  some  (e.g.  the  {X  Window  System}) 
  support  only  plain  text,  others  (e.g.  {NEXTSTEP})  support 
  arbitrarily  typed  data. 
 
  (1996-08-23) 
 
 




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