In-text processing, a list of choices displayed to the user by a text processor from which the user can select an action to be initiated.
A list of choices that can be applied to an object. A menu can contain choices that are not available for selection in certain contexts. Those choices are indicated by reduced contrast.
A computer using a command-line interface may present a list of relevant commands with assigned short-cuts (digits, numbers, or characters) on the screen. Entering the appropriate shortcut selects a menu item. A more sophisticated solution offers navigation using the cursor keys or the mouse.
Example of usage – “A user chooses an option from a menu by using an input device. Some input methods require linear navigation: the user must move a cursor or otherwise pass from one menu item to another until reaching the selection.”