[ ahy-drop-er ]
/ ˈaɪˌdrɒp ər /
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a dropper, often one used to dispense medicine such as eye drops or ear drops: Hold the eyedropper over the eye and carefully dispense the prescribed number of drops into the eye.Use an eye dropper to put some of the cleaning solution directly into the top of the printhead.
Digital Technology.
  1. Usually eye·drop·per tool . a menu option or function that allows the user of a graphics application to sample and analyze a color occurring in a digital image, and then adjust or replicate that color for use elsewhere: You can set the skin tone for your image more precisely using the eyedropper tool.
  2. a menu icon representing this function, resembling a dropper, used for taking up and dispensing small amounts of liquid, as paint on a color palette: Click on the eyedropper and then click on the color you want to select.
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Origin of eyedropper

First recorded in 1935–40; eye + dropper

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