Definition of deselect in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌdēsəˈlekt/


[with object]
Turn off (a selected feature) on a list of options on a computer menu.
Example sentences
  • The ability to select and deselect the files from the preview menu was hardly friendly, and I was initially left quite discouraged.
  • It takes only a long click on the application icon then selecting / deselecting the run-in compatibility mode icon to give it a try.
  • The effect palette allows you to quickly select and deselect color controls like levels, brightness, and curves, which helps you avoid retracing steps to make color changes.



Pronunciation: /ˌdēsəˈlekSH(ə)n/
Example sentences
  • Moreover, the impact has been minimised by the simple fact that not a single volume will be moved before October, and then staff can double-check a list of proposed deselections.
  • Yesterday the leader rejected suggestions the deselections and resignation were evidence of the party being ‘out of touch’.
  • She said she would do her best to bind the wounds of the association, which have been left gaping by the 40-plus members who signed the petition calling for her deselection.

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Syllabification: de·se·lect

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