Definition of checkbox in English:

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checkbox

Pronunciation: /ˈCHekˌbäks/

noun

1A small box on a form into which a check or other mark is entered as the response to a question: Americans will be able to identify themselves as more than one race on the census form, choosing from 12 checkboxes and three write-in spaces
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  • At the bottom of each bio sheet were three check boxes marked 'let's discuss', 'give me further checks'—or 'I'm not interested'.
  • We manufacture forms, paperwork for use in doctors' offices and insurance companies and body shops, those multiple carbon monstrosities with 8,000 little checkboxes.
  • In the registration form, a statement accompanying a check box says, ''This is an overcharge or not the legal rent.''
1.1 Computing (In a graphical display) a small box that, when selected by the user, shows that a particular feature has been enabled or a particular option chosen: click on the checkbox to activate the second function
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  • Then select the checkbox next to the photo that you want to delete and click the ‘Delete’ button.
  • Most features are turned on or off using checkboxes.
  • It would be nice to be able to remove or change the appearance of buttons and checkboxes, and apply my own style sheet.

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Syllabification: check·box

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