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Meaning of “mouse” in the English Dictionary

"mouse" in British English

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mousenoun

uk   us   /maʊs/ (plural mice )
  • mouse noun (ANIMAL)

A2 [C] a ​smallmammal with ​shortfur, a ​pointedface, and a ​longtail: a ​field mouse a ​pet mouse

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  • mouse noun (COMPUTER)

A2 [C] a ​smalldevice that you ​moveacross a ​surface in ​order to ​move a ​cursor on ​yourcomputerscreen

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(Definition of mouse from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"mouse" in American English

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mousenoun [C]

 us   /mɑʊs/ (plural mice  /mɑɪs/ )
  • mouse noun [C] (ANIMAL)

a ​type of ​smallrodent (= ​smallmammal with ​sharpteeth) that has ​short, usually ​brown, ​gray, or ​whitehair, a ​pointedface, and a ​longtail: a ​field mouse pet mice
  • mouse noun [C] (COMPUTER DEVICE)

a ​smalldevice with a ​ball inside that is moved by ​handacross a ​flatsurface to ​control the ​movement of the ​cursor (= ​symbol that ​showsyourposition) on a ​computerscreen
(Definition of mouse from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"mouse" in Business English

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mousenoun [C]

uk   us   /maʊs/ (plural mouses, or mice) IT
a ​smallpiece of ​equipment that you ​move across a ​desk etc. in ​order to ​move the cursor on your ​computerscreen: Hold down the ​controlkey and click the mouse.
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(Definition of mouse from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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