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 History of this Word

"select" is from "legere" (to choose) spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.

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grammar is verb

"select" is a part of Internet

"select" is a type of choose, mark

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Meaning 1


To highlight some text or graphic. A cursor is moved over an area while the mouse button is held down. This changes the color of the area and marks it so that some action can be done on the item highlighted. Which mouse button is used and the color can be changed.

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select illustration Select the definition you want to edit, and then click Edit.
select illustration Only the selected print area is what will print.