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mouseover

[ mous-oh-ver ]
/ ˈmaʊsˌoʊ vər /
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noun

a website feature that generates the appearance of a pop-up message, image, or hyperlink when a pointer is directed, as by a mouse, over a specific item on the screen: Thanks to mouseovers, our online shoppers can quickly view details about the products of interest to them.

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Origin of mouseover

First recorded in 1990–95; mouse (in the sense “the computer device that moves the pointer”) + over
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British Dictionary definitions for mouseover

mouseover
/ (ˈmaʊsˌəʊvə) /

noun

computing (on the page of a website) an item, esp a graphic, that changes or pops up when the pointer of a mouse moves over it
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