touch screen


variants or touchscreen
: 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 museum consists of four rooms with various interactive touch screens and audio presentations and focuses primarily on explaining the technology and history of semiconductor chips. Frank Shyong, Los Angeles Times, 6 Apr. 2024 The touch screen is sufficiently bright and detailed, and the entire control panel can be tilted vertically to optimize the viewing angles. David English, PCMAG, 27 Mar. 2024 An extended countertop near the sink is an ideal spot to prep pretend food, while the sticker touch screen on the fridge provides further imaginative play. Katrina Cossey, Parents, 1 Mar. 2024 Passenger-only touch screen A 10.25 touch screen in front of the front passenger seat is invisible to the driver, but allows the passenger to use apps and music from their devices, suggest changes to navigation destinations and view the truck’s exterior cameras. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, 22 Feb. 2024 An infotainment system has a 12.3-inch color touch screen that replaces all analog instrumentation and most switches. Rick Barrett, Journal Sentinel, 26 Jan. 2024 The controls featured an appealing mix of touch screen for may features, but physical dials for volume, tuning and temperature My test vehicle for on-road driving stickered at $49,510, excluding $1,395 destination charge. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, 19 Mar. 2024 The ability to link your smartphone to your car’s touch screen, which Apple pioneered 10 years ago, is now standard. Matteo Wong, The Atlantic, 28 Feb. 2024 Once my oxygen was replenished I was inspired to change the drive mode—accessible only via the multimedia touch screen—into Sport. Scotty Reiss, Forbes, 18 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1974, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of touch screen was in 1974

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“Touch screen.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

touch screen

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

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