• That which retards motion or action. For instance, a retarding force acting on a body.
  • In a GUI, to move an object from one location of a display screen to another. text, images, files, and the such may be dragged by using a pointing device such as a mouse or stylus, or through keyboard commands.
  • To use a mouse to select text or objects. For instance, to click and hold down a mouse button to select a block of text.

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