Google says snippet is a small piece or brief extract. "snippets of information about the war"

I would like to know if it is used for things and objects? Or some examples of its usage.

  • @BrianHitchcock you are right, I removed my second question, but those I address are something like [edit] in front of heading titles on any Wikipedia article.
    – Ahmad
    Commented Aug 19, 2015 at 9:48

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A snippet is indeed a small piece of information or news.

Here are some exemplary sentences:

  • I heard snippets of conversation.
  • The article gave a few snippets from her forthcoming memoirs.
  • The guidebook is full of interesting snippets of information.
  • A snippet of conversation.
  • Brief snippets of interviews.
  • Snippets of dialogue from the TV show.
  • Vocal snippets in the background of the song.
  • The radio programme featured a few snippets from the new album.
  • thank you, consider this link of Wikipedia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machine_learning, you see some brackets including "edit" in front of headings. what are they called?
    – Ahmad
    Commented Aug 18, 2015 at 12:37
  • If you've been given an answer you deem valuable and correct, please accept it. That's how all StackExchange websites work and grow.
    – Michael
    Commented Aug 18, 2015 at 22:34
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    Sure, however it is also recommended to wait a while before accepting an answer and I usually do that after some days. Here I just asked another question, though maybe irrelevant, and I wait to see if one answer that too or not. (I upvoted your answer too)
    – Ahmad
    Commented Aug 18, 2015 at 22:40
  • [ edit ] It's simply a hyperlink. But [ 1 ], [ 2 ], ... are called references. Commented Aug 19, 2015 at 10:05
  • Michael, it's considered bad form to pester others for votes or acceptance. And @Ahmad is correct, it's recommended to wait a bit before accepting, even if yours is "perfect". Ahmad knows quite well how SE works, no need to remind him.
    – Stephie
    Commented Aug 19, 2015 at 10:16

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