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English definition of “recycle bin”

recycle bin

noun [C]
 
 
IT a computer program where you store files or folders that you want to delete before deleting them permanently: It is possible to retrieve deleted files from the recycle bin.
( also recycling bin) ENVIRONMENT a container for waste that will be recycled, for example, paper or glass: Some grocery stores now provide recycle bins for used plastic bags.
(Definition of recycle bin from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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