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2 definitions found
 for pull-down menu
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  menu \men"u\ (m[e^]n"y[=oo]), n. [F., slender, thin, minute. See
     4th Minute.]
     1. The details of a banquet; a list of the dishes served at a
        meal, whether or not one has a choice.
        [PJC]
  
     2. Any list of objects, activities, etc. from which to
        choose; a selection of alternatives.
        [PJC]
  
     3. Hence:A list of dishes form which to choose at a
        restaurant; a bill of fare.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     4. Hence: (Computers) A list displayed on the computer
        screen, by which a program provides the user with
        different options for processing by the program. It
        usually includes a mechanism, such as pointing by a mouse
        or selection by arrow keys, to select the desired option
        from those on the list. Depending on how the menu is
        displayed, it may be a pop-up menu or pull-down menu.
        [PJC]

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  pull-down menu
  drop-down menu
  pop-down menu
  
      (Or "drop-down menu", "pop-down menu") A
     menu in a graphical user interface, whose title is
     normally visible but whose contents are revealed only when the
     user activates it, normally by pressing the mouse button
     while the pointer is over the title, whereupon the menu
     items appear below the title.  The user may then select an
     item from the menu or click elsewhere, in either case the menu
     contents are hidden again.  A menu item is selected either by
     dragging the mouse from the menu title to the item and
     releasing or by clicking the title and then the item.
  
     When a pull-down menu appears in the main area of a window, as
     opposed to the menu bar, it may have a small,
     downward-pointing triangle to the right.
  
     Compare: scrollable list.
  
     (1999-09-22)
  

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