[hwahyt-bawrd, ‐bohrd, wahyt‐]
  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

First recorded in 1980–85
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British Dictionary definitions for interactive whiteboard

interactive whiteboard

  1. a large touch-sensitive board connected to a computer and a digital projector, used for teaching in the classroom


  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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