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desktop definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: the top of a desk
2: (computer science) the area of the screen in graphical user interfaces against which icons and windows appear [syn: background, desktop, screen background]

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Date: 1925 1. the top of a desk; also an area or window on a computer screen in which icons are arranged in a manner analogous to objects on top of a desk 2. a desktop computer II. adjective Date: 1958 of a size that can be conveniently used on a desk or table <desktop computers> compare laptop

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 the working surface of a desk. 2 (attrib.) (esp. of a microcomputer) suitable for use at an ordinary desk. Phrases and idioms: desktop publishing the production of printed matter with a desktop computer and printer.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

also desk-top(desktops) 1. Desktop computers are a convenient size for using on a desk or table, but are not designed to be portable. When launched, the Macintosh was the smallest desktop computer ever produced. ADJ: ADJ n 2. A desktop is a desktop computer. N-COUNT 3. The desktop of a computer is the display of icons that you see on the screen when the computer is ready to use. N-COUNT




 


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