Definition of skeuomorphism noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

skeuomorphism

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌskjuːəʊˈmɔːfɪzəm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌskjuːoʊˈmɔːrfɪzəm//
 
[uncountable](computing)
 
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the use of symbols or other objects on a computer screen that look or sound like a physical object in order to suggest their purpose