: an electronic display (as of the time in a digital watch) that consists of segments of a liquid crystal whose reflectivity varies according to the voltage applied to them


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least common denominator; lowest common denominator

Examples of LCD in a Sentence

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Her then-boyfriend, Calvin Harris, headlined that year, along with Guns N' Roses and LCD Soundsystem. Skyler Caruso, Peoplemag, 3 Apr. 2024 Dua Lipa makes her Pyramid Stage debut as the festival’s Friday night headliner, on a bill also featuring Glastonbury veterans LCD Soundsystem and PJ Harvey. Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 14 Mar. 2024 Paw Patrol fans will enjoy drawing in a $6 Crayola coloring book that comes with stickers of their favorite pups, while other young artists can doodle to their hearts’ content on an LCD writing tablet, which is currently 60% off. Chaunie Brusie, Rn, Parents, 9 Feb. 2024 Outside of their North American dates, LCD Soundsystem will also be playing several dates across Europe, including the All Points East Festival in London and Down the Rabbit Hole in the Netherlands. Ethan Millman, Rolling Stone, 26 Jan. 2024 Led by Karla Chubb and working with Gilla Band’s Daniel Fox, the Dublin four-piece draws inspiration from Savages, Bauhaus, and LCD Soundsystem, degrading nervous hooks with distortion and sludge but never losing sight of the dancefloor. Jazz Monroe, Pitchfork, 5 Jan. 2024 As previously reported, LCD is working on its first album since 2017’s American Dream. Jonathan Cohen, SPIN, 11 Dec. 2023 Packed with 111 color and 35 black-and-white photos, the 160-page volume chronicles the influential DFA, which was founded in 2001 by LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy, Mo’ Wax co-founder Tim Goldsworthy, and Jonathan Galkin. Jonathan Cohen, SPIN, 21 Nov. 2023 Sharp eyes will catch on the spec sheet that the LCD Deck has a 7 nm AMD APU package, with the CPU running 2.4–3.5 GHz, and the GPU 1.0–1.6 GHz. Kevin Purdy, Ars Technica, 9 Nov. 2023

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Word History



liquid crystal display

First Known Use


1973, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of LCD was in 1973

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“LCD.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/LCD. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition


: a type of electronic display screen


liquid crystal display

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