deselect

[dee-si-lekt]
verb (used with object)
to discharge (a trainee) from a program of training.

Origin:
1960–65; de- + select

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deselect (ˌdiːsɪˈlɛkt)
 
vb
1.  (Brit) politics (of a constituency organization) to refuse to select (an existing MP) for re-election
2.  (US) to discharge (a trainee) during the period of training
3.  computing to cancel (a highlighted selection of data) on a computer screen
4.  computing to remove (the check mark) at an option in a dialogue box
 
dese'lection
 
n

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Main Entry:  deselect1
Part of Speech:  v
Definition:  to decide not to select, to remove from selection
Etymology:  de- + select
Main Entry:  deselect2
Part of Speech:  v
Definition:  to let an employee go; dehire, dismiss, reject
Etymology:  de- + select
Usage:  euphemism
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Example sentences
If you can't deselect it, click the lock icon in the bottom left corner of the window.
Overlays of radar, map, tracks: select and deselect by clicking appropriate boxes.
To deselect a call sign, click again on the check box.
To deselect, press control and click on the awarding office.
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