click

Definitions

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  • WordNet 3.6
    • v click become clear or enter one's consciousness or emotions "It dawned on him that she had betrayed him","she was penetrated with sorrow"
    • v click make a clucking sounds, characteristic of hens
    • v click produce a click "Xhosa speakers click"
    • v click cause to make a snapping sound "snap your fingers"
    • v click move or strike with a noise "he clicked on the light","his arm was snapped forward"
    • v click make a clicking or ticking sound "The clock ticked away"
    • v click click repeatedly or uncontrollably "Chattering teeth"
    • n click depression of a button on a computer mouse "a click on the right button for example"
    • n click a hinged catch that fits into a notch of a ratchet to move a wheel forward or prevent it from moving backward
    • n click a stop consonant made by the suction of air into the mouth (as in Bantu)
    • n click a short light metallic sound
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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    • Click A detent, pawl, or ratchet, as that which catches the cogs of a ratchet wheel to prevent backward motion. See Illust. of Ratched wheel.
    • Click A kind of articulation used by the natives of Southern Africa, consisting in a sudden withdrawal of the end or some other portion of the tongue from a part of the mouth with which it is in contact, whereby a sharp, clicking sound is produced. The sounds are four in number, and are called cerebral, palatal, dental, and lateral clicks or clucks, the latter being the noise ordinarily used in urging a horse forward.
    • Click A slight sharp noise, such as is made by the cocking of a pistol.
    • Click The latch of a door.
    • Click To cause to make a clicking noise, as by striking together, or against something. "Jove clicked all his marble thumbs.""When merry milkmaids click the latch."
    • v. i Click klĭk To make a slight, sharp noise (or a succession of such noises), as by gentle striking; to tick. "The varnished clock that clicked behind the door."
    • Click To move with the sound of a click. "She clicked back the bolt which held the window sash."
    • v. t Click To snatch.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
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    • click To make a small sharp sound, or a succession of weak sharp sounds, as by a gentle blow; tick.
    • click To move with a clicking sound.
    • click Sometimes spelled klick.
    • n click A small sharp sound: as, the click of a latch; the click of a pistol.
    • n click A cluck-like sound, used in the alphabets of certain languages, especially the Hottentot and neighboring tongues in South Africa. It is made by pressing the tip or edge of the tongue against the roof of the mouth, and withdrawing it by a sucking action. There are different clicks, according as different parts of the tongue are used; and guttural sounds are combined in utterance with them. Also called cluck.
    • n click In machinery, a small bar which moves backward and forward, and at every forward stroke enters the teeth of a ratchet-wheel or rack, which it pushes forward, leaving it at rest during the backward stroke. Also called clicker.
    • n click The latch of a door.
    • click To snatch; clutch: as, he clicked it out o' my hands.
    • click To overreach, as a horse, and strike the front of the hind foot against the shoe of the fore foot, making a clicking sound.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
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    • n Click klik a short, sharp clack or sound: anything that makes such a sound, as a small piece of iron falling into a notched wheel: a latch for a gate
    • v.i Click to make a light, sharp sound
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Quotations

  • Florence Scovel Shinn
    Florence Scovel Shinn
    “You will be a failure, until you impress the subconscious with the conviction you are a success. This is done by making an affirmation which clicks.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Prob. an onomatopoetic word: cf. OF. cliquier,. See Clack, and cf. Clink Clique

Usage

In literature:

But to his astonishment only the metallic click, click of the hammer striking the steel of the cylinder rewarded his efforts.
"Golden Stories" by Various
For an interminable time she lay listening for the click of the latch, every nerve strung tight.
"North of Fifty-Three" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
One of them shrugged, and clicked an order.
"Key Out of Time" by Andre Alice Norton
Then there was the click of the latch.
"Love Among the Chickens" by P. G. Wodehouse
Then she heard the rattle of the lift ascending, its click as it stopped, and soon afterwards the footsteps of a man.
"Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
The mouth mandibles of one moved with a faint clicking.
"Storm Over Warlock" by Andre Norton
The latch clicked and the door opened slightly.
"Clayhanger" by Arnold Bennett
And then the door clicked.
"The Grell Mystery" by Frank Froest
Telegraph instruments and typewriters clicked and clattered incessantly.
"Spring Street" by James H. Richardson
Maillot's hands closed spasmodically; his teeth clicked together; and he slewed round like a released spring.
"The Paternoster Ruby" by Charles Edmonds Walk
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In poetry:

It speaks with clear, commanding clicks,
Suggestive of the donor;
And 'tends to business--never sick
A bit more than the owner.
"The Little Clock" by Hattie Howard
A tiny click of little wooden needles,
Elfin amid the gianthood of war;
Whispers of women, tireless and patient,
Who weave the web afar.
"Grey Knitting" by Katherine Hale
And I think of the smiling faces
That used to watch and wait,
Till the click of the clock was answered
By the click of the opening gate.--
"In The Dark" by James Whitcomb Riley
“Men were deceivers — ever”
And he made up his mind to “click”
She thought he was Dick Whittington
Whereas he was “Dirty Dick”
"Limehouse Liz (Of Lambeth)" by T W Connor
O tell me, when along the line
From my full heart the message flows,
What currents are induced in thine?
One click from thee will end my woes.
"Valentine" by James Clerk Maxwell
Invisible evil, deprived and bold.
All day the clock will metronome
Your gallant fear; the needles clicking,
The heels detonating the stair's cavern
"Prelude To An Evening" by John Crowe Ransom

In news:

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Click on chart to track markets.
Colorful Indigo Bunting Click to enlarge.
The answer's as close as a few clicks.
On occasion I click over to As Seen in Shreveport just to get a taste of the city I call home.
Photos by Morgan Green-Hopkins and Ivan Limongan Click to enlarge.
Busy Bee Click to enlarge.
Buttercup Click to enlarge.
Turkey buzzard Click to enlarge.
First there were bricks, as in bricks-and-mortar stores, then there were clicks, as in Internet retailing, and now there are quicks, as in flash-sale sites and pop-up retail stores.
With the schedule in place and their goals as lined up as their helmets the Seattle Lutheran Saints are prepared to compete this year CLICK THE PHOTO ABOVE TO SEE.
Cabbage Patch Kid #2 Click to enlarge.
Fortunately, some vendors have simplified this task by building online tools that make getting a quote for cable assemblies a matter of a few simple clicks.
You can find out more about Caddo , or how to buy one of his masterpieces, by clicking on the link below.
The Owls' offense clicked during the second half and FAU won 7-3.
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In science:

Other techniques harness UI events such as scrolling and mouse clicking .
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
The internet can be thought of as a graph with web sites as vertices and links as edges, leading to estimates of the number of clicks to surf between any two random sites and other quantities of interest [3, 4].
Anomalous diffusion on random graphs
Any such arrangements are not very different in principle, since every measurement of a quantized system corresponds to registering a discrete event associated with a detector click .
Randomness Relative to Cantor Expansions
Since the initial photons are just triggers, the detectors cannot discriminate between one or more detected photons in each detection click.
Quantum Physics of Simple Optical Instruments
Now the optimum strategy for minimum-error discrimination is to infer the system to be in the state ρ1 when the detector along |ψi clicks which is just the eigenstate belonging to the negative eigenvalue, and that the state is ρ2 for a click in any pro jection onto a direction orthogonal to |ψi.
Distinguishing mixed quantum states: Minimum-error discrimination versus optimum unambiguous discrimination
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