- noun (written as cut and paste)the action of taking a section of text or data from one point and inserting it at another, often used in word-processors and DTP packages for easy page editing
- (written as cut and paste)In computers, to remove something from one location, to then place it in another. For instance, to remove content such as text and/or images from one document and place it elsewhere in the same document, or in another. Another example is to remove several files from a directory and place them in another. Its abbreviation is cut & paste.
Information & Library Science
- noun a facility of computers allowing data to be deleted in one place and inserted in another
- noun the normal way of doing a paste up, where the various items are carefully cut out with a scalpel and positioned on a sheet