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What is a mouse?

Ksenia Gaynulina
Ksenia Gaynulina
February 5, 2015
What is a mouse?

More recently, the question of what a mouse would have been given one answer. But in the modern world, this word already has two meanings: a mouse is not only a certain type of rodent, but also a special device for working on a computer.

Let's talk in more detail about each of the values.

Computer mouse

Computer mice are mechanical manipulators that convert motion into a control signal. The mouse refers to the external devices of the computer. Most likely, at the moment you are holding such a mouse in your hand.

Computer mice come in various types, shapes, sizes and colors, with and without wires:

  • Ball mouse. This is the very first type of computer mice, is now used extremely rarely, becoming a thing of the past.
  • Optical mouse. More modern, came not a change of ball, has a small weight.
  • Laser mouse. The most advanced of the above computer mice. It is a bit more expensive than its predecessors, but it has several advantages: it consumes less energy, works on almost all surfaces - it does not require a special mat.

If you want to choose a new mouse for your PC, the article How to choose a mouse will help you with this.


Mice are called a group of small rodents, which are similar in structure of the body, habits and lifestyle.

Mice belong to the order of Rodents, making up a separate family. They are mainly nocturnal, but they can also be seen during the day. They do not go into hibernation, make food stocks for the winter in their burrows under the ground. Animals are shy and cautious, moving fast.

There are approximately 400 types of mice. The most common one that many people know is house mice. Representatives of the species live in the underground, basements and in the premises themselves.


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