graphics tablet


: a device by which pictorial information is entered into a computer in a manner similar to drawing

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The Philadelphia native is credited with designing the first graphics tablet for Apple in 1979, the first platform for commercial music downloads in 1992 and the first online artist subscription service, PatroNet, in 1998. Dallas News, 3 Mar. 2021 Another day in the laboratory, and all was quiet apart from the scritch-scratch of styluses on graphics tablets. Wired, 24 Sep. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1980, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of graphics tablet was in 1980

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Cite this Entry

“Graphics tablet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Mar. 2023.

Kids Definition

graphics tablet

: a device by which pictures, graphs, or maps are put into a computer in a manner similar to drawing
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