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The earliest known publication of the term ''mouse'' as a pointing device is in [[William English (computer engineer)|Bill English's]] 1965 publication "Computer-Aided Display Control".<ref>Oxford English Dictionary, "mouse", sense 13</ref>
 
The earliest known publication of the term ''mouse'' as a pointing device is in [[William English (computer engineer)|Bill English's]] 1965 publication "Computer-Aided Display Control".<ref>Oxford English Dictionary, "mouse", sense 13</ref>
   
The online ''Oxford Dictionaries'' entry for ''mouse'' states the plural for the small rodent is ''mice'', while the plural for the small computer connected device is either ''mice'' or ''mouses''. However, in the usage section of the entry it states that the more common plural is ''mice'', and that the first recorded use of the term in the plural is ''mice'' as well (though it cites a 1984 use of ''mice'' when there were actually several earlier ones).<ref>{{cite web |url=http://oxforddictionaries.com/definition/mouse |title=Definition for Mouse |year=2011 |accessdate=2011-07-06}}</ref>
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a common house hold pet/ rodant that Frank timis eats with rice and babaganoosh.
The term ''mice'' was seen in print in [http://memex.org/licklider.pdf "The Computer as a Communication Device"], written by [[J. C. R. Licklider]] in 1968.
 
   
 
The fourth edition of ''[[The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language]]'' endorses both ''computer mice'' and ''computer mouses'' as correct plural forms for ''computer mouse''. Some authors of technical documents may prefer either ''mouse devices'' or the more generic ''pointing devices''. The plural ''mouses'' treats ''mouse'' as a "[[English plural#Plurals (and singulars) of headless nouns|headless noun]]".
 
The fourth edition of ''[[The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language]]'' endorses both ''computer mice'' and ''computer mouses'' as correct plural forms for ''computer mouse''. Some authors of technical documents may prefer either ''mouse devices'' or the more generic ''pointing devices''. The plural ''mouses'' treats ''mouse'' as a "[[English plural#Plurals (and singulars) of headless nouns|headless noun]]".
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