Updated: 10/02/2017 by Computer Hope

A label may refer to any of the following:

Examples of different style labels.

1. In general, a label is a sticker placed on a floppy diskette drive, hard drive, CD-ROM (compact disc read-only memory), or other equipment containing printed information to help identify that object or its data.

2. In a spreadsheet program, such as Microsoft Excel, a label is text in a cell, usually describing data in the rows or columns surrounding it.

3. With a chart, a label is any text over a section of a chart that gives additional information about the chart's value. For example, in a pie chart, each section is labeled to give the value of each percentage.

4. With HTML (hypertext markup language), the <label> tag creates labels for items in a user interface.

5. In programming, a label is a reference point or command used to move throughout a program. See the goto definition for an example of how this may be used.

6. Label is also an MS-DOS and Windows command line instruction used to change the identity of a hard or floppy disk drive.

Control flow, Disk envelope, Programming terms, Spreadsheet terms, User interface