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clipboard

Computing a temporary storage area in desktop publishing where text or graphics are held after the cut command or the copy command

clipboard

[′klip‚bȯrd]
(computer science)
An area in memory or a file where cut or copied material is held temporarily before being inserted elsewhere in the same document or in another document.

clipboard

(operating system)
A temporary memory area, used to transfer information within a document being edited or between documents or between programs. The fundamental operations are "cut" which moves data from a document to the clipboard, "copy" which copies it to the clipboard, and "paste" which inserts the clipboard contents into the current document in place of the current selection.

Different Graphical User Interfaces vary in how they handle the different types of data which a user might want to transfer via the clipboard, some (e.g. the X Window System) support only plain text, others (e.g. NEXTSTEP) support arbitrarily typed data such as images.

clipboard

A reserved section of memory that is used as a temporary, behind-the-scenes staging area for data that are copied or moved from one application to another using the copy and paste (duplicate) and cut and paste (move) menu functions. Each time data are transferred into the clipboard, the previous contents of the clipboard are deleted. Although there are clipboard viewers available for examining the clipboard's current contents, they are seldom used. See copy and paste and cut and paste.
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