Updated: 10/30/2017 by Computer Hope

Insert may refer to any of the following:

insert1. In general, the term insert is used to describe placing an object within another object. For example, placing a diskette into a diskette drive could also be phrased as inserting a disk into the computer.

Another example of inserting text would be moving your text cursor using your arrow keys between letters and typing one or more letters.

2. Insert or Ins is a key on a computer keyboard. See our Insert key definition for further information on this term.

3. When referring to HTML, the <ins> tag is used to indicate that a section of text has been inserted into a web page.

Hardware terms, Insert mode, Overtype mode, Paste, Software terms