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Origin of deselect

First recorded in 1960–65; de- + select Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for deselect


verb (tr)
  1. British politics (of a constituency organization) to refuse to select (an existing MP) for re-election
  2. US to discharge (a trainee) during the period of training
  3. computing to cancel (a highlighted selection of data) on a computer screen
  4. computing to remove (the check mark) at an option in a dialogue box
Derived Formsdeselection, noun
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