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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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This is far from the primitive cut and paste approach.
And because the data arrives in digital form -- just like other computer data -- future software programs may allow you to manipulate TV shows as easily as you now cut and paste paragraphs in a word-processing program.
Some vendors will market a full Windows version, some a DOS version with the look and feel of Windows, and still others will include Windows-like features such as full screen review, cut and paste, and graphical file management (drag and drop instead of copy and delete).