Definition of clipboard in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈklɪpbɔːd


  • 1A small board with a spring clip at the top, used for holding papers and providing support for writing.
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    • Dr. Martin replied, straightening his tie and clipping a new set of papers into his clipboard.
    • In the backstage area, just about everyone except the competitors has crowded around clipboards full of paper.
    • There was a desk in the corner, holding a myriad of papers and clipboards, and a faded black arm chair stood in the middle of the room.
  • 1.1 Computing A temporary storage area where material cut or copied from a file is kept for pasting into another file.
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    • Basically, the clipboard is a temporary storage area where you can save and retrieve data.
    • This is an example of how the Windows clipboard can copy and paste text to another location.
    • Right after the capture you can send the screenshot to the clipboard or to a file.

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