Meaning – The word cut, in the context of computing, refers to the process of removing an item from one location, and moving it to the clipboard. Once it is placed in the clipboard, the user can paste it wherever required.

The cut operation may be used, only in programs where the removal of text or images is allowed. If the program does not allow for the removal of content, a similar result can be obtained with the copy command.

The cut command can be used using the following key combinations –

  1. PC desktop and laptop = Ctrl+X
  2. Apple desktop and laptop = Command+X
  3. Google Chromebook = Ctrl+X

Example of usage“He realised that he had placed the image in the wrong place, so he quickly cut the image and the pasted it in the right place in the documents.”