# Minesweeper Definitions

**clear** - When a square is touching a
number of mines equal to its value, clicking on
it with both the left and right mouse buttons simultaneously will step on any un-flagged squares. If you have a
3-button mouse, you can use the center button
to clear.

**equivalency** - the value of a particular square
after subtracting the number of mines already touching it. For
example, in there is a mine touching the 2-3-2 combination. Subtracting this from the value of each of them, you end up with an equivalent
of 1-2-1, and can apply any rules to this
equivalency.

**flag** - (v):To right-click on a square,
marking it as concealing a mine. (n):The mark that is created on a
square in the act of flagging.

**square** - The smallest object on a
Minesweeper board. At any time, a square can contain either a mine, or
not contain a mine. This term includes squares that have been stepped
on, as well as ones that have not yet been revealed.

**step on** - To left-click on a square
that has not yet been revealed.

**value** - The number of bombs in the
surrounding eight squares of any particular square. Can range from zero to 8. If the square is blank, its value is zero.
Otherwise, there will be a number.

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