Meaning – Clipboard is a temporary storage on a computer where data is stored when it is not needed for a long term usage. This clipboard is usually unnamed and the contents on the clipboard are stored on the RAM.
The clipboard provides an application programming interface by which programs can specify cut, copy and paste operations.
When an element is cut or copied, the data is stored on the clipboard such that it holds enough information to trigger any further operations where this data can used.
Application programs may extend the clipboard functions that the operating system provides.
Today, clipboards are found in both computers, and smartphones, and in both cases, you can manually clear the clipboard data if you want.
Example of usage – “When the developer wanted to duplicate a certain command inside his code, he simply copied the command to the clipboard and pasted it onto the desired location.”