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flat screen

a type of thin, lightweight video display that uses liquid crystals or electroluminescence to reflect images.
Also called flat panel, flat-panel display.
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flat-screen, adjective Unabridged
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flat-panel display
A thin, often lightweight video display used in computer monitors and televisions as an alternative to the cathode-ray tube. Flat-panel displays often employ liquid crystals or electroluminescent materials such as light-emitting diodes. Also called flat screen.
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