- 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.
- least common denominator; lowest common denominator.
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- lowest common denominator
- liquid-crystal display
Word Origin and History for lcd
1973, initialism from liquid crystal display, which is attested from 1968.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- 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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