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 Some have two suites, one for elderly parents to age-in-place, as well as steam shower areas with touch pad controls for a TV and a freestanding tub that delivers light, heat and water wellness therapies. oregonlive, 4 Aug. 2021 Gone is the big touch pad at the top of the remote, in favor of a new directional pad with actual buttons. Maren Estrada, BGR, 18 July 2021 You are not allowed to use the touch pad or the touch screen function. Lauren Markham, Harper's Magazine, 16 Mar. 2021 The touch pad/dial is located on the center console between the front seats. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, 17 Dec. 2020 Each earbud has a touch pad that can control calls and sound playback. Jim Rossman, Dallas News, 1 Oct. 2020 Some younger voters don’t do things like write checks the way their parents or grandparents did; many never sign anything beyond scribbling with a finger on a touch pad at a retail counter. Anthony Man,, 26 Sep. 2020 Expect businesses to start wiping down touch pads and credit card readers a whole lot more. Dennis Pillion |, al, 30 Apr. 2020 From there, swiping across the touch pad on the armrest changes the station — usually. cleveland, 11 Apr. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of touch pad

1974, in the meaning defined above

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“Touch pad.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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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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