touch screen

\ˈtəch-ˌskrēn \
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 game will not have any Switch-specific features at launch, though developers are looking at items, such as touch screen support, for future updates. Chris Morris, Fortune, "Play Fortnite For Free on Your Nintendo Switch Right Now," 12 June 2018 The magazine also said nearly all of the Model 3’s controls are on a center touch screen direction with no gauges on the dashboard and few buttons inside the car. Washington Post, "Consumer Reports recommends ‘buy’ for Tesla Model 3," 30 May 2018 The magazine also said nearly all of the Model 3's controls are on a center touch screen direction with no gauges on the dashboard and few buttons inside the car. Chicago Tribune,, "Consumer Reports raises concerns over Tesla Model 3 braking, functionality," 22 May 2018 For years, interactivity has been relegated to glassy multi-touch screens. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Smart concrete wall reacts to human touch," 2 July 2018 The machines feature a touch screen where customers can select shirt and jacket styles in various colors and sizes. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Uniqlo Is Launching Vending Machines," 2 Aug. 2017 My 2017 minivan, by contrast, just has a giant touch screen, on which different submenus must be selected to alter the cabin temperature, view navigation, or change radio channels. Ian Bogost, The Atlantic, "Driving Without a Smartphone," 10 July 2018 The hoods are made of molded silicone with a soft-touch polyurethane skin that grips the sides of your device using strong built-in stretch bands, leaving enough room to manipulate touch screens. Judi Dash,, "This gear makes your world go round, flat, darker and spacier," 2 July 2018 The windowless, soundproof pod features 12 light and sound atmospheres programmed to gently guide the user through a 15-minute power nap, controlled by a touch screen. Robert Channick,, "Office napping climbs out from under the desk and into high-tech pods," 5 July 2018

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1974, in the meaning defined above

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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

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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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