(1) In computer graphics, to cut off a portion of a graphic at a defined boundary. Most bit-mapped graphics utilities provide a clip feature than enables you to draw a window around an object and clip everything outside of the window.
(2) In video terminology, a clip is a segment of video or media files containing video, audio, graphics or any other content. A clip is defined as having both an in-time and an out-time within a larger video element. Also called a video clip.