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Pause (plural Pauses)
- A button whose functions are pausing and resuming something.
- A button that, when pressed, causes electronic media (such as VHS or DVD) to be paused or resumed and still active (usually as a single frame without sound); compare with the Stop button, that usually pauses electronic media while also finishing the connection with them.
- A button (of a joystick, joypad or similar input device of video games) that, when pressed, causes the current video game to be paused or resumed.
- A key (of computer keyboards) that, when pressed during the execution of any of certain operating systems, halts or resumes the current flow of instructions.
declension of Pause