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Meaning of WIDGET

Pronunciation:  'wijit

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a device that very useful for a particular job
 

WIDGET is a 6 letter word that starts with W.

 

 Synonyms: appliance, contraption, contrivance, convenience, gadget, gismo, gizmo
 
 See Also: device, gadgetry, gimbals, injector, mod con

 

 

Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

1. A meta-thing. Used to stand for a real object in didactic examples (especially database tutorials). Legend has it that the original widgets were holders for buggy whips. "But suppose the parts list for a widget has 52 entries..."

2. [possibly evoking "window gadget"] In graphical user interfaces, a combination of a graphic symbol and some program code to perform a specific function. E.g. a scroll-bar or button. Windowing systems usually provide widget libraries containing commonly used widgets drawn in a certain style and with consistent behaviour.

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