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A mouse is a type of pointing device used with a windowing system. As you move it around with your hand, it changes the position of a cursor on your display.

Mice come with one, two or three pushbuttons. The buttons on a three-button mouse are referred to as the left, middle, and right buttons.

See also: `click', `drag', and `pointing device'.

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