- noun the treatment of characters or symbols to make them stand out from the rest of the text, often by using bold type
- On a computer screen, an area which is displayed in a manner that it stands out. For example, a black text with a white background may be selected with the mouse and be converted into white-on-black. This text may then be deleted, copied, moved, have its font changed, and so on.
- In a display screen, such as that of a TV, an especially bright area within the overall picture.
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