graphical user interface

noun
|Updated on: 17 Jul 2018

Definition of graphical user interface

: a computer program designed to allow a computer user to interact easily with the computer typically by making choices from menus or groups of icons

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First Known Use of graphical user interface

1981

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GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE Defined for English Language Learners

graphical user interface

Definition of graphical user interface for English Language Learners

  • : a program that allows a person to work easily with a computer by using a mouse to point to small pictures and other elements on the screen


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