graphics tablet


Definition of graphics tablet

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

Examples of graphics tablet in a Sentence

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

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'graphics tablet.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of graphics tablet

1980, in the meaning defined above

Buying Guide

Our team at The Usage has selected the best tablets of 2021.

Learn More About graphics tablet

Time Traveler for graphics tablet

Time Traveler

The first known use of graphics tablet was in 1980

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near graphics tablet

graphic novel

graphics tablet

graphic tellurium

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for graphics tablet

Cite this Entry

“Graphics tablet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon


Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Thing: Flower Edition

How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!