recycle bin

Definitions

Computing

  • noun
    (written as Recycle Bin)
    a folder in Windows where deleted files are automatically stored, with an icon on the desktop that looks like a wastepaper bin

Electronics

  • An icon which represents a directory or folder where deleted files and folders are stored. A recycle bin allows for files to be restored if deleted by accident or if a user decides for any reason to keep a file. Also, the directory or folder where deleted files are stored. Also called trash can (1).
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