Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

clip definitionA clip may refer to any of the following:

1. When referring to a movie or video, see our video clip definition for further information on this term.

2. When removing a section of text, image, or other data, the term clip is synonymous with crop and cut on computers.

3. In the Windows command line, clip is a command that allows you to redirect output from the command line to the Windows clipboard.

4. See our alligator clip page for an example of a physical clip used with computers.

5. With an image or art a clip is sometimes used to describe clip art.

6. Clip can also be short for a paperclip or Clippy, a digital assistant found in early versions of Microsoft Word.