The definition of cut and paste is when text or images are removed from one spot on a computer screen, stored briefly in the computer's internal memory and then inserted into another place.(verb)
An example of cut and paste is when you cut the word "cat" out of the following sentence and move it to wherever it makes more sense. The sentence can go from: "The and the hat cat." to "The Cat and the Hat," simply by cutting the word "Cat" and pasting it back into the sentence.
See cut-and-paste in Webster's New World College Dictionary
See cut-and-paste in American Heritage Dictionary 4
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