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scroll

[ skrohl ]
/ skroʊl /
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noun

verb (used with object)

to cut into a curved form with a narrow-bladed saw.
Computers. to move (text) up, down, or across a display screen, with new text appearing on the screen as old text disappears.

verb (used without object)

Computers. to move text vertically or horizontally on a display screen in searching for a particular section, line, etc.

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Origin of scroll

1350–1400; Middle English scrowle; blend of scrow, aphetic variant of escrow and rowleroll
scroll-like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for scroll

scroll
/ (skrəʊl) /

noun

a roll of parchment, paper, etc, usually inscribed with writing
an ancient book in the form of a roll of parchment, papyrus, etc
  1. a decorative carving or moulding resembling a scroll
  2. (as modifier)a scroll saw
  3. (in combination)scrollwork

verb

(tr) to saw into scrolls
to roll up like a scroll
computing to move (text) from right to left or up and down on a screen in order to view text that cannot be contained within a single display image
C15 scrowle, from scrowe, from Old French escroe scrap of parchment, but also influenced by roll
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