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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These touch screens selectively display the necessary controls during flight and are the primary interface astronauts have with the vehicle. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "SpaceX reveals the controls of its Dragon spacecraft for the first time," 14 Aug. 2018 Now, along comes Facebook’s Portal, a video phone that sits on your counter or desk looking like a big touch screen and little else. Kevin Dupzyk, Popular Mechanics, "Things Come Apart: Facebook Portal+," 24 Mar. 2019 Inside the domelike spacecraft, four cushioned chairs that hugged bodies like car seats were tilted upward toward a wide, electronic touch screen that will show the capsule’s progress toward the International Space Station. Christian Davenport, The Seattle Times, "Inside SpaceX, the Willy Wonka-like rocket factory that eventually could send astronauts to space," 14 Aug. 2018 The infotainment layout of the touch screen is quite workable while driving, with separate volume and tuning dials. Mark Maynard, sandiegouniontribune.com, "2018 Hyundai Kona: A big deal in a small space," 20 Apr. 2018 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

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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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