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touchpad

[tuhch-pad] /ˈtʌtʃˌpæd/
noun
1.
a computer input device for controlling the pointer on a display screen by sliding the finger along a touch-sensitive surface: used chiefly in laptop computers.
Origin of touchpad
1990-95
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  • She rolled over and grabbed my keyboard and scribed on the touchpad with her fingertip.

    Little Brother

    Cory Doctorow
  • He tapped at his touchpad and a window came up, showing relative strength signals for two of the access points.

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