from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A window that appears on a computer screen, presenting information or requesting input.
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- n. Alternative spelling of dialogue box.
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- n. (computer science) a small temporary window in a graphical user interface that appears in order to request information from the user; after the information has been provided the user dismisses the box with `okay' or `cancel'
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There was a short pause and then the screen redrew and came back with the dialog box again and a note in red: Your first attempt was incorrect.