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reverse video

a mode on the display screen of a computer in which the colors normally used for characters and background are reversed. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for reverse video
  • If that area is within a defined key location, the entire key location displays in reverse video.
  • When the mouse button is pushed, the button is highlighted in reverse video.
  • In the computerized system, this number appears in reverse video at the lower right of the product screen.
  • When a flagged order appears on the order view, the order number on the right hand side will be highlighted using reverse video.
  • reverse video--swap the foreground and background colors.
  • As you move to a new option it is displayed in reverse video, so it contrasts with the color of the other two.
  • The menu item identified by the cursor is always displayed in reverse video.
  • Each section is labeled with a number to the left of the data items in reverse video.
  • Presents critical values to the technologist in reverse video.
  • If the system is displayed in reverse video, it is not alive.
British Dictionary definitions for reverse video

reverse video

(computing) a highlighting feature achieved by reversing the colours of normal characters and background on a visual display unit
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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