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Definition: swipe


(1) Sliding a finger or stylus across a touchscreen to scroll or move items around. Swiping, along with tapping, replaced mouse movement on a tablet and smartphone, although Bluetooth mice are also used with tablets. See multitouch.

(2) (Swype) A unique touchscreen keyboard. See Swype.

(3) To pass an ID or credit card with a magnetic stripe through a reader. See magnetic stripe.