Definition of scrolling in English:


Line breaks: scroll|ing
Pronunciation: /ˈskrəʊlɪŋ


[mass noun]
  • The action of moving displayed text or graphics up, down, or across on a computer screen in order to view different parts of them: the graphics are excellent with fast, smooth scrolling [as modifier]: scrolling speeds
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    • So there is no excuse for irritating scrolling of text up and down, especially when it's for quite small distances.
    • Because parts are categorized, finding an item doesn't require extensive searching or scrolling.
    • Incidentally the website is based, as you discover rather late in the day, on horizontal scrolling.


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  • (Of an ornamental design or carving) made to resemble a partly unrolled scroll of parchment: a pair of bath supports with scrolling vines
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    • The field is patterned with flowering trees and Mughal-style angels or peris and there is a wide border with a scrolling design of flowers and birds.
    • The Ashburnham hangings are based primarily on English crewel work bed hangings with more freely scrolling tree designs than is found in Mughal floorspreads.
    • The scrolling brass inlay on this cup is a relatively unusual feature although German tankards were occasionally decorated the same way.

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