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One that clicks, as:
a. A remote control, as for a television or DVD player.
b. A computer mouse.
c. A mechanical counter.
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1. a person or thing that clicks
2. (Commerce) informal a foreman in a shoe factory or printing works
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(ˈklɪk ər)
remote control (def. 2).
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n (US inf: = remote control) → Fernbedienung f
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Touchback support on your wireless collaboration solution allows you to control any application on your laptop via the touch screen in the room, instead of using a computer mouse or clickers. You can control data with your finger or with a specified stylus.
Although 7,000 clickers were made by ACME Whistles during the sixmonth build-up to D-Day, which took place 75 years ago, very few originals remain.
Tanks crossing the Rhine in 1945 'Lost' clicker was just a click away from factory where it was made AN appeal to find one of the lost D-Day clickers used by paratroopers ahead of the landings on June 5, 1944, has been successful - with one family uncovering an original in their father's belongings just a stone's throw from the Hockley factory where it was made.
A HISTORIC Birmingham manufacturer is appealing for help from war veterans and their families to find what are coined 'the lost clickers' of the D-Day landings.
At the course level, clickers (or classroom response systems) have long been adopted to promote interaction in classrooms.
Most pet-supply stores now carry clickers, as do your friendly neighborhood clicker trainers.
Thirty-two students in one section were assigned to the clickers and sorting group, and 23 students in another section were assigned to the exposure control group.
Accordingly, learning activities can be included in achievement assessments, and therefore may result in creating critical thinking, problem-solving, and content assessment based on the use of computer-based examinations, portfolio's, clickers, and journaling.
Providers such as Turning Technologies and i>Clicker have maintained a presence in the higher education market for more than a decade, offering hardware devices, or "clickers" with keypads, that students can use to register responses in class.
Student response systems generally come in two forms: device-based, where students use clickers to enter their answers; and app-based, where students record responses on their phones or school-issued tablets or laptops.
Students were later introduced to clickers for in-class use to their delight.