The act of clicking the mouse button, holding it down, and moving it to "highlight" a section of text. Once you've highlighted (or selected) a block of text, you can release the mouse. Your selection will stay highlighted, and you can choose what you want to do with it (such as cut-and-paste). see also: click, double click, point-and-click

See also : cut-and-paste  
NetLingo Classification: Online Jargon