Button (disambiguation)

Button (disambiguation)

A button is a clothing fastener or similar implement used to temporarily attach one item to another.

Button may also refer to:

In people

*Dick Button, US Olympic Figure Skater,
*Jenson Button, a Formula One racing driver
*John Button, Australian politician
*Joseph Button, an environmental hydrogeologist in upstate NY
*Button Gwinnett, a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence

In places

*Button Islands, Nunavut, Canada

In computer terminology

*Button (computing), a virtual control button displayed on a computer screen, controlling the software instead of a real machine
*A web button or "button graphic" is a picture used to identify a program used to build a web site

In sports

* In curling, the center of the "house"
*"The button", a term used in combat sports to refer to contact with the jaw or chin, often rendering an opponent unconscious

In games

* "Button (game)", a BASIC game based on "Button, Button, Who's Got the Button?"
* Button (poker), a marker indicating which player is the dealer for the current hand
* A game involving a light tap upon another's nose, often as a show of affection
*Button-on-a-string, a whirling toy.

In other uses

*Button (control), or "push button", used to operate many electronic and mechanical devices
*Campaign button, or similar novelty item: "button", "pin" or "badge" (UK)
*"The button", a special control button (usually fictional) that a government or military leader could push to launch nuclear weapons
* A navel, which is also known as a "belly button" or "tummy button"
* The Button, a Claes Oldenburg sculpture at the University of Pennsylvania
* A button mushroom.
* In radio broadcasting, the word "button" sometimes used to refer to a short clip of music used between stories and features. [ [http://books.google.com/books?id=zO7VXcUqYsEC&pg=PA104&lpg=PA104&dq=radio.terminology+button&source=web&ots=CXFLnjJ_u_&sig=BFpKGqVqplW4IITdoUpJOBYlRDw&hl=en Broadcast News Writing] ] See also bumper music.

ee also

* Buttons (disambiguation)


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