pop-up

a.k.a. pop-up window, pop-up store, pop-up event

A new window that suddenly appears on your computer screen is referred to as a "pop-up window." A new, temporary store or event location that suddenly appears somewhere is referred to as a "pop-up store" or "pop-up event."

In terms of pop-up window, you'll see one, for example, when you open a new program, when you switch from program to program (that's multitasking), and when you use a drop-down menu. Likewise, a Web browser may launch a second browser that pops-up in the form of a mini-window on your computer screen. If you don't want it there, just click on the X in the upper-right corner and close it. The NetLingo Pocket Dictionary on NetLingo.com is an example of something that pops-up.

NetLingo Classification: Online Business

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