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2, dialog box
Computing a window that may appear on a VDU display to prompt the user to enter further information or select an option

dialog box

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(computer science)
On a computer screen, a small window that is used to emphasize the importance of some action or to request an answer to a question.

dialog box

A movable window that is displayed on screen in response to the user selecting a menu option. It provides the current status and available options for a particular feature in the program. Dialog boxes are typically small, but depending on the amount of information that must be conveyed, they can sometimes be large. See splash screen and window.


Sample Dialog Box
This is the font dialog box that is displayed in Microsoft Word by selecting Font from the Format menu.
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