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A window that appears on a computer screen, presenting information or requesting input.
Computers. (in a graphical user interface) a box, called up temporarily on the screen, that asks for user input.
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|Noun||1.||dialog box - (computer science) a small temporary window in a graphical user interface that appears in order to request information from the user; after the information has been provided the user dismisses the box with `okay' or `cancel'|
window - (computer science) a rectangular part of a computer screen that contains a display different from the rest of the screen
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures