touchscreen

or touch screen

[tuhch-skreen]
noun
  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
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Examples from the Web for touchscreen

Contemporary Examples of touchscreen

  • Instead of pushing the cup against a mechanical lever, users push a “button” on a touchscreen.

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    Font of Invention

    September 18, 2014

  • In the 21st century, you also have to turn off the touchscreen to become human.

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    I Don't Text on Shabbas

    Gershom Gorenberg

    June 17, 2013

  • If you can't see yourself doing much typing on a touchscreen, the iPad's keyboard will exceed your expectations.

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    5 Secrets of the iPad

    Nicholas Ciarelli

    April 4, 2010

  • A really big PDA, where a touchscreen does what a laptop's keyboard used to do.

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    Apple's Mac Killer Unveiled

    Douglas Rushkoff

    January 27, 2010

  • "We're in love," the reviewer said of the Storm's touchscreen keyboard.

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    The Best Gadgets Money Can't Buy

    Nicholas Ciarelli

    October 24, 2008

Historical Examples of touchscreen


touchscreen in Science

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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