or touch screen

[ tuhch-skreen ]

  1. a touch-sensitive display screen on a computer or other electronic device: touching different portions of the screen with a finger or stylus will cause the device to take actions determined by a computer program.

Origin of touchscreen

First recorded in 1970–75; touch + screen

Words Nearby touchscreen Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use touchscreen in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for touch screen

touch screen

    • a visual display unit screen that allows the user to give commands to the computer by touching parts of the screen instead of using the keyboard

    • (as modifier): a touch-screen computer

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Scientific definitions for touchscreen


[ tŭchskrēn′ ]

  1. A monitor screen that can detect and respond to something, such as a finger or stylus, pressing on it.

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