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

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 For example, during the Nex’s unveiling, the company showed the second display being used as a rear touch pad for gaming. Sam Byford, The Verge, "Vivo’s new Nex has a second display and ‘Lunar Ring’ on the back," 11 Dec. 2018 The jury’s still out on a new controller that relies on a touch pad for navigation and other features, though. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, "2019 Acura RDX review: Value, power drive SUV forward," 27 June 2018 The belt buckle mouse controller is gone, finally, and the touch pad is better to use while the car is in motion. Robert Duffer,, "Review: 2018 Lexus LC 500 is both beauty and beast," 2 Oct. 2017 The center console houses a touch pad to control the 7-inch display screen. Robert Duffer,, "Auto review: Mitsubishi shows signs of life with 2018 Eclipse Cross," 19 June 2018 Most of the phone-app-audio selections are made through a 7-inch touch screen with a touch pad on the shifter console. Mark Maynard,, "2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross: Forever young," 22 June 2018 The 10-inch touch screen is clear and without all the confusing submenus of German luxury, but Cadillac made a misstep by using a touch pad in the center console to control the screen. Robert Duffer,, "Plug-in Cadillacs evolve with CT6 sedan," 27 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of touch pad

1974, in the meaning defined above

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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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