Origin of widgetaltered from gadget
An example of a widget is a usb connector for a laser mouse.
- A small mechanical device or control; a gadget.
- An unnamed or hypothetical manufactured article.
- Computers a. An element of a GUI, such as a text box or button, that displays information or settings that can be entered or altered by the user.b. A program that performs some simple function, such as providing a weather report or stock quote, and can be accessed from a computer desktop, webpage, mobile phone or subscription television service.
Origin of widgetPerhaps alteration of gadget
- A placeholder name for an unnamed, unspecified, or hypothetical manufactured good or product.
- Suppose we have a widget factory that produces 100 units per year...
- Portable code that can be easily installed and executed by an end user.
- A floating widget or other device inside a beer can, meant to create foam when opened
- A small scraping tool consisting of a blade and a handle, commonly used to remove paint from glass and other smooth surfaces
Coined by George S. Kaufman in his play Beggar on Horseback (1924).
- (computing, graphical user interface) Any one of the components of a computer application's graphical user interface, such as a Cancel button or text input box that a user interacts with.
Borrowed as a shortened form of “window gadget"
widget - Computer Definition
(1) An icon-based user interface such as found on smartphones and tablets. See widget-based interface.
(2) Elements in a graphical user interface (GUI). See widget set.
(3) A mini app that displays a small amount of information on screen at all times and interacts with the user. Search box, clock, weather, calculator and stock market widgets are typical examples. The widget may be waiting for input from the user, such as a search box, or be "live" and actively display changes like the weather and stock market. In the Windows world, a widget is a gadget. See widget-based interface. Widgets Forever For decades, a widget has been a popular English word for a placeholder name when the actual object is not known or not important, and it may be used with other fictitious names, such as "10 widgets and 5 frabbits."
widget - Investment & Finance Definition
A generic, often theoretical, item, synonymous with product. The term often is used in hypothetical business examples, for example, “Say a company makes widgets.”
- From within X-Designer, you can turn a widget hierarchy into a definition to be used later in other designs.
- However, there's also a more interesting Web 2.0-ish aspect to it - a small pull-out window on the bottom of the widget turns Arfie into an "internet watchdog," providing a live feed of other DogPile searches throughout the Internet.
- It makes all kinds of information easy to find - including a Google Map widget, which subtly shows their awareness of web 2.0 media, and their blog is full of helpful informative posts that do not seem like simply an infomercial.
- Music: Links to where you can purchase the film's soundtrack, the music video for Leona Lewis' song featured in the end credits of the movie, "I See You," and a desktop widget are all available through this link.
- You figure out how to make your widget from this new plastic.