or touch screen
- a touch-sensitive display screen on a computer or other electronic device: touching different portions of the screen with a finger or stylus will cause the device to take actions determined by a computer program.
Origin of touchscreen
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Examples from the Web for touchscreen
Instead of pushing the cup against a mechanical lever, users push a “button” on a touchscreen.Font of Invention
September 18, 2014
In the 21st century, you also have to turn off the touchscreen to become human.I Don't Text on Shabbas
June 17, 2013
If you can't see yourself doing much typing on a touchscreen, the iPad's keyboard will exceed your expectations.5 Secrets of the iPad
April 4, 2010
A really big PDA, where a touchscreen does what a laptop's keyboard used to do.Apple's Mac Killer Unveiled
January 27, 2010
"We're in love," the reviewer said of the Storm's touchscreen keyboard.The Best Gadgets Money Can't Buy
October 24, 2008
He takes my hand by the wrist and plants my palm on the touchscreen and a little ribbon of paper with zero-zero-one slides out.Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town
- A monitor screen that can detect and respond to something, such as a finger or stylus, pressing on it.
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