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"button" in British English

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buttonnoun [C]

uk   /ˈbʌt.ən/ us   /ˈbʌt̬.ən/
  • button noun [C] (ON CLOTHING)

B1 a small, usually circular object used to fasten something, for example a shirt or coat: I did up/undid (= fastened/unfastened) the buttons on my blouse.

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  • button noun [C] (ON MACHINE)

B1 a small, sometimes circular object that you press to operate a device or a machine, or an area on a computer screen that looks and acts like one of these: He inserted the disk and pressed the "play" button.

buttonverb [I or T]

uk   /ˈbʌt.ən/ us   /ˈbʌt̬.ən/
(Definition of button from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"button" in American English

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buttonnoun [C]

us   /ˈbʌt·ən/
  • button noun [C] (CLOTHING FASTENER)

a small, usually circular object that is sewn on a shirt, coat, or other piece of clothing, and is used to fasten it
A button is also a small, usually circular sign that you can pin on your clothes: When you pay the admission fee at the museum, they give you a button to wear to show you’ve paid.
  • button noun [C] (OBJECT YOU PRESS)

a small object that you press to operate a device or a machine: The button on the left starts the tape recorder and the one on the right stops it.

buttonverb [T]

/ˈbʌt·ən/
  • button verb [T] (FASTEN)

to fasten something, usually a piece of clothing, using buttons: He buttoned his shirt.
(Definition of button from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"button" in Business English

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buttonnoun [C]

uk   /ˈbʌtən/ us  
COMMUNICATIONS, IT a small, often circular object which you press to operate a device or a machine, or an area on a computer screen which looks and works like one of these: press/hit/push a button Press the green button to start the machine and the red button to stop it.the send/save/delete button Always re-read your email messages carefully before you hit the send button.
MARKETING →  button ad
(Definition of button from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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