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1A small box on a form into which a check or other mark is entered as the response to a question.‘Americans will be able to identify themselves as more than one race on the census form, choosing from 12 checkboxes and three write-in spaces’
- ‘In the registration form, a statement accompanying a check box says, ''This is an overcharge or not the legal rent.''’
- ‘At the bottom of each bio sheet were three check boxes marked 'let's discuss', 'give me further checks'—or 'I'm not interested'.’
- ‘To divide the census into the above two groups, the following check boxes could be included in the name section of the questionnaire.’
- ‘We manufacture forms, paperwork for use in doctors' offices and insurance companies and body shops, those multiple carbon monstrosities with 8,000 little checkboxes.’
- 1.1Computing (in a graphical display) a small box that, when selected by the user, shows that a particular feature has been enabled or a particular option chosen.‘click on the checkbox to activate the second function’
- ‘Then select the checkbox next to the photo that you want to delete and click the ‘Delete’ button.’
- ‘A visitor to this site, trying to find particular artifacts, enters her search terms, then pauses over the checkboxes.’
- ‘If you hold down the Option key when you click a checkbox, they'll all toggle on or off.’
- ‘It would be nice to be able to remove or change the appearance of buttons and checkboxes, and apply my own style sheet.’
- ‘Most features are turned on or off using checkboxes.’
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