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1desktop

noun desk·top \ˈdesk-ˌtäp\

: the top surface of a desk

: a computer that is designed to be used on a desk or table : a desktop computer

: an area or window on a computer screen in which small pictures (called icons) are arranged like objects on top of a desk

Full Definition of DESKTOP

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

Examples of DESKTOP

  1. The desktop was covered with books and stacks of papers.
  2. He created a new folder on his desktop.

First Known Use of DESKTOP

1925

2desktop

adjective

: of a size that is suitable to be used on a desk or table

: done using a personal computer

Full Definition of DESKTOP

:  of a size that can be conveniently used on a desk or table <desktop computers> — compare laptop

Examples of DESKTOP

  1. She is working on a desktop video project.

First Known Use of DESKTOP

1958
DESKTOP Defined for Kids

desktop

noun desk·top \ˈdesk-ˌtäp\

Definition of DESKTOP for Kids

1
:  the top of a desk
2
:  a computer that is used on a desk or table and is too big to be moved easily
3
:  an area on a computer screen in which items are arranged as if they were objects on top of a desk

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