Point-and-click



[point-n-klik] /ˈpɔɪnt nˈklɪk/

adjective, Computers.
1.
of or denoting an interface with which the user typically interacts by using a mouse to move the cursor and then clicking on a screen object.
adjective
1.
(computing) of or relating to the way a computer mouse can be used to select and operate functions from a computer screen: a bright and cheerful point-and-click interface
adjective

pertaining to a computer interface enabled or controlled solely through the actions of a mouse or other input device
Word Origin

1983-88
Usage Note

point-and-click, v

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