internet.com
You are in the: Small Business Computing Channelarrow View Sites +
Small Business Technology
» ECommerce-Guide | Small Business Computing | Webopedia | WinPlanet |  »Close
Webopedia.com
Enter a word for a definition... ...or choose a computer category.
 
 

menu
   Home
   Term of the Day
   New Terms
   Pronunciation
   New Links
   Quick Reference
   Did You Know?
   Categories
   Tech Support
   Webopedia Jobs
   About Us
   Link to Us
   Advertising
  

talk to us
   Submit a URL
   Suggest a Term
   Report an Error

internet.com
Developer
Downloads
International
Internet Lists
Internet News
Internet Resources
IT
Linux/Open Source
Personal Technology
Small Business
Windows Technology
xSP Resources
Search internet.com
Advertise
Corporate Info
Newsletters
Tech Jobs
E-mail Offers
commerce
  Be a Commerce Partner
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

option
Last modified: Friday, June 21, 2002 

(1) In command-driven interfaces, an option is an addition to a command that changes or refines the command in a specified manner. As the term implies, options are just that -- they are not required.

In the DOS operating system, options are preceded by a slash (/). For example the DIR command supports the /P option, which causes the system to pause between screenfuls of data. Other operating systems and applications have different rules for specifying options.

Other words for option are switch and parameter.

(2) In graphical user interfaces, an option is a choice in a menu or dialog box.

E-mail this definition to a colleague

Sponsored listings

Scottrade: Options Trading - Online discount brokerage firm that serves individual investors who are comfortable making investment decisions through the Internet.

Global Bullion Trading Group: Options Pricing Theories - Protect and expand your accumulated wealth with Gold Bullion or Silver Bullion. Profit increases as inflation and economy worsens. U.S. Clients Only.

Lind-Waldock: Options Brokers - Your trusted source for online Futures and Commodity Trading. Get real time market news, data, and quotes.


For internet.com pages about option . Also check out the following links!

Related Links

Sponsored listings

MyTradz: Options - Open an account online in minutes and be trading by the next business day. Market/Limit/Trailing Stop orders $7.95. No maintenance or inactivity fees.

ExpressFutures: Options - Discount online commodity and futures brokers. Offers 4 futures trading platforms, free research, free live futures quotes, and custom java charting.

Trading Direct: Online Option Trading - Online trading of stock and options without min. Options $15.00 plus $1.25 per contract. Margin rates up to 1 1/4% below broker. Trade penny stocks.

Orion Futures: Options - Offers full service, discount and online futures trading and managed accounts. Live account updates and choice of trading platform for online traders.

Global Forex Trading: Online Brokerage - Provides foreign currency trading services online to individual and institutional clients through its DealBook® FX trading platform.

related categories

User Interfaces

related terms

command

command driven

dialog box

digital access and cross-connect system (DACS)

graphical user interface

menu

toolbar


webopedia
Give Us Your
Feedback


Software
option Products


Shop by Top Models:
Veritas Backup Exec 10 for Windows Servers Desktop and Laptop Option Full Version for PC (10 User/s)
4 store offers from $152 - $215

Veritas Backup Exec 10 for Windows Servers Advanced Open File Option CAL Full Version for PC (1 N/A)
4 store offers from $475 - $575

Veritas Backup Exec 10 for Windows Servers Desktop and Laptop Option Full Version for PC (1 Server/s)
4 store offers from $120 - $169

Veritas Backup Exec 10 for Windows Servers Advanced Open File Option 10.1 Full Version for PC (1 Server/s)
7 store offers from $520 - $650

Veritas Backup Exec 10 for Windows Small Business Server Advanced Open File Option 10.1 Full Version for PC (1 Server/s)
4 store offers from $182 - $350



JupiterWeb networks:

internet.comearthweb.comDevx.com graphics.com

Search JupiterWeb:

Jupitermedia Corporation has three divisions:
Jupiterimages, JupiterWeb and JupiterResearch


Legal Notices, Licensing, Reprints, & Permissions, Privacy Policy.

Jupitermedia Corporate Info | Newsletters | Tech Jobs | Shopping | E-mail Offers