graphical user interface


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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Much like Microsoft Access and newer tools like Airtable, FileMaker Pro provides a graphical user interface for building database applications. Klint Finley, WIRED, "Attention Apple Retro-Heads: Claris is Back!," 6 Aug. 2019 Oh, and graphical user interface, display editing, multiple windows, shared documents, context-sensitive help and a digital library. Andy Kessler, WSJ, "Life as We Know It Turns 50," 2 Dec. 2018 Before Mojave and Marzipan, all Mac apps used AppKit, a software framework for constructing and managing graphical user interfaces specific to the Mac. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, "macOS Mojave: A visual tour of Dark Mode and other major features," 26 June 2018 While Microsoft continues to invest and expand its PowerShell scripting environment—and pushes new GUI-less Windows environments such as the Nano Server configuration—the graphical user interface isn't going away. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, "Microsoft unveils Project Honolulu, a new GUI for server administration," 14 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of graphical user interface

1981, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of graphical user interface

: 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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