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desktop

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noun desk·top \ˈdesk-ˌtäp\

Definition of desktop

  1. 1 :  the top surface 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. 2 :  a desktop computer

Examples of desktop in a sentence

  1. The desktop was covered with books and stacks of papers.

  2. He created a new folder on his desktop.

1925

First Known Use of desktop

1925


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desktop

adjective desk·top

Definition of desktop

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

Examples of desktop in a sentence

  1. She is working on a desktop video project.

1958

First Known Use of desktop

1958


DESKTOP Defined for English Language Learners

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desktop

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noun desk·top \ˈdesk-ˌtäp\

Definition of desktop for English Language Learners

  • : 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


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desktop

adjective desk·top

Definition of desktop for English Language Learners

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

  • : done using a personal computer


DESKTOP Defined for Kids

desktop

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noun desk·top \ˈdesk-ˌtäp\

Definition of desktop for Students

  1. 1 :  the top of a desk

  2. 2 :  a computer that is used on a desk or table and is too big to be moved easily

  3. 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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