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touchpad

[ tuhch-pad ]
/ ˈtʌtʃˌpæd /
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noun Computers.

a computer input device for controlling the pointer on a display screen by sliding the finger along a touch-sensitive surface: used chiefly in laptop computers.

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Origin of touchpad

First recorded in 1990–95; touch + pad1
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Example sentences from the Web for touchpad

  • The effect is an oneiric blend on his computer screen that he moves through, struggling with the touchpad mouse.

    Baryshnikov Unbound|Ross Kenneth Urken|May 17, 2009|DAILY BEAST
  • She rolled over and grabbed my keyboard and scribed on the touchpad with her fingertip.

    Little Brother|Cory Doctorow
  • He tapped at his touchpad and a window came up, showing relative strength signals for two of the access points.

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