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Computers verb To cut a segment of text, illustration, or portion of a file and place it elsewhere in that file or in another place
Medical slang verb To open a patient, find that surgery would accomplish little—due to massive trauma or widely spread cancer—and immediately sew up
Molecular biology noun Excision of a DNA fragment from molecule A and insertion into B; C&P describes cloning a DNA fragment by cleavage with restriction enzymes and ligation into a vector

cut & paste

verb Medical slang To open a Pt, discover that there is no hope–due to massive trauma or CA, and immediately sew up. See Medical slang.
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Four programmable buttons streamline repetitive tasks like cut and paste
Avid's film editing solutions offer the ability to cut and paste film edits in the same way a writer can cut and paste text in a memo.
Java, the user-friendly software developed by Sun Microsystems(TM), offers a much larger base of code libraries, easier portability between platforms, modular object-oriented programming, reusable widget architecture, and an intuitive "Microsoft(R)-like" graphical interface with cut and paste features.