taskbar

[ task-bahr ]
/ ˈtæskˌbɑr /

noun Computers.

a row of buttons on a display screen that are clicked on to start software applications or switch between open applications or active windows.

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Origin of taskbar

First recorded in 1990–95; task + bar1
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British Dictionary definitions for taskbar

taskbar
/ (ˈtɑːskˌbɑː) /

noun

a row of selectable buttons and icons typically running along the bottom of a computer screen, displaying information such as the names of running programs
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Scientific definitions for taskbar

taskbar
[ tăskbär′ ]

A row of buttons or graphical controls on a computer screen that represent open programs, among which the user can switch back and forth by clicking on the appropriate one.
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