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

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The Sport Turismo features a 12.3-inch infotainment touch screen. Dan Neil, WSJ, "2018 Porsche Panamera: Fast, Furious and, Yes, a Station Wagon," 19 Dec. 2018 The combined effect of two touch screens, a bunch of buttons, and a rotary knob is clunky, and the whole mess feels out of place in what is otherwise a very technology-forward vehicle. Eric Bangeman, Ars Technica, "Variable-compression engine meets crossover: Infiniti QX50 review," 8 Nov. 2018 Ballot-marking devices have an electronic touch screen where voters make choices and then print a paper receipt that is read by a scanner. Ben Nadler, The Seattle Times, "Georgia official seeks to replace criticized voting machines," 23 Jan. 2019 The smooth, flat surface is stainless steel coated in white, and features a touch screen, timer, and the ability to actually choose a specific temperature setting (instead of just spinning a dial, like most space heaters). Kaitlin Menza, House Beautiful, "Yes, Attractive Space Heaters Actually Exist," 1 Feb. 2019 Alas, the Model 3’s minimalist interior is rudely interrupted by the aforementioned touch screen, a big tablet suspended on a pylon in the middle of the dash. Dan Neil, WSJ, "First Test Drive of the Tesla Model 3 Performance: A Thrilling, Modern Marvel," 19 July 2018 Seatbacks folded using switches in the cargo area, the main touch screen, or a smartphone app. Emma Jayne Williams, star-telegram, "Land Rover’s 5th-generation Discovery excels either on or off the beaten track | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 26 May 2018 There is a 7-inch touch screen that looks tiny when flanked by big climate knobs and volume and tuning knobs. Robert Duffer, chicagotribune.com, "Nissan Titan XD is a diesel beast of a truck," 5 July 2018 As far as the touch screen goes, there's not an abundance of functionality. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "Google Home Hub review—Awesome hardware for Google’s nascent smart display software," 22 Oct. 2018

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1974, in the meaning defined above

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touch screen

noun

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

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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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