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clipboard A temporary storage location where a section cut or copied from displayed textual or graphical information is held until it can be pasted into another location. The technique can be used within a text editor or word processor session to move or copy within a given document, or in a graphical user interface to move items between one application and another. For instance, part of a spreadsheet display could be copied into the clipboard and then inserted into a word processor document.

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clip·board / ˈklipˌbôrd/ • n. a small board with a spring clip at the top, used for holding papers and providing support for writing. ∎  Comput. a temporary storage area where text or other data cut or copied from a file is kept until it is pasted into another file.