from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A machine for making buttons.


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  • Mr. Bernstein points out that the survival of capitalism itself was in substantial doubt from 1929 through the mid-1960s and that the launch of thousands of nuclear warheads was only a button-press away for decades.

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  • Wii Music, the game attempts to make every button-press pleasing by inserting harmonic grace notes into the song's melody.


  • For those unfamiliar with corporate or legal-grade photocopying, understand that it is no mere button-press,on-your-merry-way exercise.

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  • An initiative called "Wi-Fi Protected Setup" announced Monday by the Wi-Fi-Alliance allows new, compliant wireless home-networking products to establish and maintain a highly-secure and reliable connection with just a single button-press on the router.


  • Almost everything is done with either a single button-press or a voice command. Top headlines

  • Next, you'll be asked to set up Activities, which group select functions under one button-press. product reviews

  • For the past half-century, much of the world lived under the shadow of a nuclear threat -- the idea that we were a button-press away from global annihilation.

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  • You may have to resort to trial and error once or twice, but all interactable objects can be highlighted with a single button-press so you'll at least know what your options are.

    Snackbar Games

  • It's one of those things that in calmer moments you might wonder is really better than a button-press.


  • Addressing the question of latency, or response time, Oliver said: It obviously takes a fraction longer to process interpreted camera data than it does to process a button-press.

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