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abbreviation
liquid crystal display: a method of displaying readings continuously, as on digital watches, portable computers, and calculators, using a liquid crystal film, sealed between glass plates, that changes its optical properties when a voltage is applied.
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Origin of LCD

First recorded in 1970–75

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH LCD

LCD , LED

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Other definitions for LCD (2 of 2)

L.C.D.

or l.c.d.


abbreviation
least common denominator; lowest common denominator.
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British Dictionary definitions for LCD (1 of 2)

lcd

LCD


abbreviation for
lowest common denominator

British Dictionary definitions for LCD (2 of 2)

LCD

abbreviation for
liquid-crystal display
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Scientific definitions for LCD

LCD
[ ēlsē-dē′ ]

Short for liquid-crystal display. A low-power, flat-panel display used in many digital devices to display numbers or images. It is made of a liquid containing crystals that are affected by electric current, sandwiched between filtering layers of glass or plastic. LCDs do not produce light of their own; instead, when electric current is passed through the material, the molecules of the “liquid crystal” twist so that they either reflect or transmit light from an external source.
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