flat-pan·​el ˈflat-ˈpa-nᵊl How to pronounce flat-panel (audio)
: relating to or being a thin flat video display (as for a portable computer)

Examples of flat-panel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In nearly every room and corridor, large flat-panel TVs are tuned to games, highlights, and sports talk. IEEE Spectrum, 31 Jan. 2011 The buses are sent to him from across the country to be refurbished, fit with LED laser disco lights, upholstered benches in team colors and flat-panel TVs. Eric Adler, Kansas City Star, 26 Jan. 2024 Suspension is adjustable front and rear, and the displays in the cockpit are traditional round clocks with LCD insets for data tracking but can be swapped out for a small flat-panel TFT display. William Roberson, Forbes, 29 Nov. 2023 The corporation covers the $600 cost of the terminal and other hook-up gear required to mount the flat-panel antennas high enough to gain a clear view of the sky. Zachariah Hughes, Anchorage Daily News, 24 Aug. 2023 Bathrooms all have chrome Pfister fixtures, quartz counters, flat-panel cabinets, backlit mirrors and Cortina white tile. Benjamin C Tankersley, Washington Post, 2 Aug. 2023 All the kitchens have gray granite counters, a white subway tile backsplash and white flat-panel cabinets around the appliances. Benjamin C Tankersley, Washington Post, 14 June 2023 The cabinets in the kitchen islands are flat-panel with a light-wood finish. Benjamin C Tankersley, Washington Post, 14 June 2023 The onlookers did not have to wait long: Annie Yi, the famous Taiwanese singer, walked out of the store accompanied by a young woman who carried a white Dior bag big enough to hold a flat-panel television. Keith Bradsher, New York Times, 2 May 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1977, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of flat-panel was in 1977

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“Flat-panel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flat-panel. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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: relating to or being a thin flat video display
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