Meaning of WIDGET in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ n. ]

1. A meta-thing. Used to stand for a real object in didactic examples (especially database tutorials). Legend has it that the original widgets were holders for buggy whips. "But suppose the parts list for a widget has 52 entries ... ." 2. [poss. evoking `window gadget'] A user interface object in X graphical user interfaces.

Jargon File English vocabulary.      Английский словарь жаргона.