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whiteboard

[hwahyt-bawrd, ‐bohrd, wahyt‐] /ˈʰwaɪtˌbɔrd, ‐ˌboʊrd, ˈwaɪt‐/
noun
1.
a smooth, glossy sheet of white plastic that can be written on with a colored pen or marker in the manner of a blackboard.
2.
Computers.. Also called interactive whiteboard. an interactive display screen that is connected to a computer and allows for viewing, input, and collaboration by multiple users:
A whiteboard can enhance classroom instruction.
Origin of whiteboard
1980-1985
First recorded in 1980-85
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whiteboard

/ˈwaɪtˌbɔːd/
noun
1.
a shiny white surface that can be wiped clean after being used for writing or drawing on, used esp in teaching
2.
a large screen used to project computer images to a group of people
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