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What is the single word for the select\deselect. I can think one word "Manage" but not sure how relative it is to select and deselect really.

Please don't ask for context as it confuses people then.

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  • Is it within a frame or section that makes it clear that what it is doing is to objects. e.g. Objects > Manage. i.e. that it does its thing to objects is a given?
    – Avon
    Jul 1 '15 at 10:29
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    I am guessing that you want to design a user interface. If so then an existing convention may help you. I am not sure but you could try ux.stackexchange.com or even stackoverflow.com ? Jul 1 '15 at 10:32
  • @EleventhDoctor nope, I just want to know if there's any single word for select or deselect, we provide context for understanding not for wanna be answers :(
    – Learner
    Jul 1 '15 at 13:13
  • I think @Margana has cracked it with toggle. Jul 1 '15 at 13:18
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    It simply has to be said: it's a HUGE PITY that anyone voted to close, or voted down, this excellent question. If you thought there was "no answer" or it's a "silly question" - perhaps think again about how is silly, as Margana has givne the exact answer to this excellent question.
    – Fattie
    Jul 1 '15 at 16:17
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If it's one switch which alternates between two states in response to the same action (as an on/off button) it's called a toggle.

computers : a setting that can be switched between two different options by pressing a single key, making a single choice from a menu, etc. - Merriam Webster

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    I was about to give this as the answer. +1
    – Deepak
    Jul 1 '15 at 12:34
  • Perfect answer to a superb question. Here's a puzzle I am as to positive negative as toggle is to select deselect. What am I?
    – Fattie
    Jul 1 '15 at 16:18
  • "I am to positive/negative as toggle is to select/deselect. What am I? Answer: n times -1 ?
    – Margana
    Jul 1 '15 at 20:55
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I think Option as Opt one of the object or Choice as Choose one of the object can fit here.

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Personally, I feel that a button which selects one option from a choice of two (mutually exlcusive) states is called a switch.

I can find no single definition of switch which declares this property, however combining two common definitions does grant this meaning:

  1. An exchange or swap

  2. (Electrical Engineering) a mechanical, electrical, electronic, or optical device for opening or closing a circuit or for diverting energy from one part of a circuit to another

Both sourced from thefreedictionary.com, itself citing Collins English Dictionary in each case.

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On Web pages and the like, such a thing is called a checkbox.

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