touch screen

noun
\ ˈtəch-ˌskrēn How to pronounce touch screen (audio) \
variants: or touchscreen

Definition of touch screen

: a display screen on which the user selects options (as from a menu) by touching the screen

Examples of touch screen in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The driver faces an instrument panel that’s strikingly modern and dominated by a large 10.2-inch color touch screen that’s easy to reach and operate. cleveland, "2020 Chevrolet Bolt boasts greater range and great value (review)," 27 June 2020 The Lenovo Flex 14 features a fully HD touch screen paired with an Intel I5 that allows for the power and speed designers and artists need. Popular Science, "These laptops become tablets so you can work however you’re most comfortable," 18 June 2020 The front seat is also comfortable, with easy-to use controls that include a large touch screen for audio and navigation. cleveland, "2020 Volkswagen Passat upgrades help it leap ahead of the competition (review)," 20 June 2020 The front seat is also comfortable, with easy-to use controls that include a large touch screen for audio and navigation. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, "2020 Volkswagen Passat upgrades help it leap ahead of the competition," 11 June 2020 Before the pandemic, customers typically went to a touch screen, entered their information and received either a number or a text message to be put into a queue. Jon Arnold, Dallas News, "Could this McKinney company have a solution for staying socially distant when sporting events return?," 4 June 2020 Designed to ferry as many as seven people between Florida’s Atlantic coast and low-Earth orbit, the SpaceX capsule is a sleek, modern vehicle with windows, touch screen control panels, and a large storage compartment. Bill Ingalls, National Geographic, "SpaceX launches new era of spaceflight with company's first crewed mission," 30 May 2020 Infotainment, navigation and other touch screens. Wiper and turn signal stalks. cleveland, "How to protect your health with a clean car," 6 June 2020 It can also be used to press elevator buttons, keypads or touch screens. NBC News, "Knock-knock no more: Doors are being redesigned amid COVID-19," 17 May 2020

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First Known Use of touch screen

1974, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of touch screen was in 1974

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5 Jul 2020

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“Touch screen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/touch%20screen. Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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More Definitions for touch screen

touch screen

noun
How to pronounce touch screen (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of touch screen

computers : a type of screen on a computer which shows options that you can choose by touching the screen

touch screen

noun

Kids Definition of touch screen

: a display screen (as for a computer) on which the user selects options by touching the screen

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