1. When referring to software, a
button, or push-button, is a graphical representation of a button
that performs a specific action when pressed. For example, when a user closes a
file, he or she may see a dialog box with a prompt if they wish to save the file
and have the option to press the push-button for "Yes", "No" or "Cancel".
2. When referring to
hardware, a button is a physical button on a hardware device. For example, the
button on the front of your
computer monitor used to turn the
monitor on and off is an example of this type of button.
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