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Meaning of “clipboard” in the English Dictionary

"clipboard" in British English

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clipboardnoun

uk   /ˈklɪp.bɔːd/  us   /-bɔːrd/
  • clipboard noun (WRITING SURFACE)

[C] a ​board with a ​clip at the ​top that ​holdssheets of ​paper in ​position and ​provides a ​surface for writing on: A woman with a clipboard ​stopped us in the ​street to ​ask us some ​questions.
  • clipboard noun (COMPUTING)

[C usually singular] an ​area for ​storinginformationtemporarily in a ​computer when you are ​moving it from one ​position or ​document to another: You ​draw the ​shapesomewhere on ​yourworksheet, ​click on it and ​copy it to the clipboard.
(Definition of clipboard from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"clipboard" in American English

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clipboardnoun [C]

 us   /ˈklɪpˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd/
a ​board with a ​piece of ​metal at the ​top that ​holdssheets of ​paper in ​position and ​provides a ​surface for writing on
(Definition of clipboard from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"clipboard" in Business English

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clipboardnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈklɪpbɔːd/
a ​board with a clip at the ​top which ​holds sheets of ​paper in ​place, and which ​provides a surface for writing on: She was approached by a ​marketresearcher with a clipboard.
IT an ​area for ​storinginformation temporarily in a ​computer when you are ​moving it from one ​position or ​document to another: You ​draw the ​shape somewhere on your ​worksheet, ​click on it, and ​copy it to the clipboard.
(Definition of clipboard from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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