touch pad


Definition of touch pad

: a keypad for an electronic device (such as a microwave oven) that consists of a flat surface divided into several differently marked areas which are touched to choose options

Examples of touch pad in a Sentence

Press the start button on the touch pad.
Recent Examples on the Web For example, a touch pad at a transit pay station may see little benefit. Peter Krouse, cleveland, "Why copper could help prevent future pandemic, and what it does to coronavirus," 20 Mar. 2020 Igloohome made a very flat, sleek touch pad with a hidden keyhole that feels very modern. Bradley Ford, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Smart Locks for Your Home or Rental Property," 10 Feb. 2020 There are small touch pads on the stem of each Pod called Force Sensors. Jim Rossman, Dallas News, "AirPods were great, and AirPods Pro are better," 23 Jan. 2020 New features like Lincoln’s Phone as a Key may challenge the touch pad, but SecuriCode’s core benefit of leaving the phone secure in a locked vehicle remains. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, "Ford owners love this little-known feature other companies can't match," 19 Oct. 2019 Those sitting in the café can watch the nightscape change as other visitors use the touch pad. Susan Dunne,, "Tailor-made for Instagram, ‘Van Gogh for All’ exhibit lets you climb inside his most famous paintings," 20 Aug. 2019 To clean screens, touch pads and exteriors, move a flat-weave microfiber cloth in an S pattern, starting from the top corner and zigzagging down to the bottom of the screen to avoid streaks and to cover larger areas, Maker says. Helen Carefoot, Washington Post, "Your phone and laptop probably won’t make you sick (but you should still clean them)," 15 Aug. 2019 In addition to the finicky remote touch pad on the center console, the standard 8.0-inch display screen is now a touchscreen, which should help make things a bit more intuitive. Joey Capparella, Car and Driver, "2020 Lexus RX Sharpens Its Look and Purports to Fix Its Infotainment Issues," 30 May 2019 To move an app, select its icon and press down on the remote’s touch pad. J. D. Biersdorfer, New York Times, "Thawing a Frozen Apple TV App," 6 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of touch pad

1974, in the meaning defined above

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1 Apr 2020

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“Touch pad.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Apr. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of touch pad

: a flat surface on an electronic device (such as a microwave oven) that is divided into several differently marked areas which you can touch to choose options

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Kids Definition of touch pad

: a flat surface on an electronic device (as a microwave oven) divided into several differently marked areas that are touched to make choices in controlling the device

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