One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A process in which text or other data is moved from one part of a document and inserted elsewhere.
- ‘Moreover, it should support copy, cut and paste, undo and redo.’
- ‘I even have a reply which I cut and paste to people.’
- ‘Imagine if I'd told him that an axe and wallpaper paste was the best way to perform a cut and paste!’
- ‘This makes signatures and encryption in plain text, so it is easy to mail, print and cut and paste.’
- ‘Then send me an e-mail with a link to your blog entry or cut and paste of your write-up (for non-bloggers).’
- ‘Try keeping an online journal (write it up offline and then cut and paste, since your online access is limited).’
- ‘I've been blogging since April 2004, the earlier entries on my blog being cut and paste from long emails I sent to my friends.’
- ‘Alternatively, cut and paste text into your word-processing software and print from there.’
- ‘So, now, all the people reading the story will simply cut and paste or simply type the URL into their browser window - making the whole point of the ban entirely meaningless.’
- ‘The interesting thing for us was the amount of plagiarism between the news sites, there were several errors that got propagated by cut and paste.’
Move (text or other data) using cut and paste.
- ‘Remember when e-mailed URLs had to be cut and pasted into a Web browser?’
- ‘The above is cut and pasted from the story as it presently stands.’
- ‘This is actually kind of ironic since I first read it in the print edition but cut and pasted the text from the online edition.’
- ‘The letter was cut and pasted directly from the email.’
- ‘I'm happy to talk, but you have to show your face, not just regurgitate something you cut and pasted from some source.’
cut and paste/ˌkət ən ˈpāst/
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