touch screen

noun
\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 change will affect domestic routes only, and aircraft that have touch screens, including its Boeing 737s and Airbus A330s, according to Australian industry news website Traveller. Erin Florio, Condé Nast Traveler, "Qantas to Get Rid of In-Flight Music," 19 Sep. 2018 The InTouch infotainment system has been updated, allowing drivers to personalize driving characteristics and the cabin environment using the 8.0-inch dash touch screen, as well as through buttons beneath the screen and on the steering wheel. star-telegram, "Infiniti QX80 full-size luxury SUV brings elegance, technology to the family hauler," 30 June 2018 Volvo’s handsome iPad-style touch screen in the center console is among the largest in the auto industry, particularly for a small vehicle like the XC40, but its response time could stand improvement. Mark Phelan, USA TODAY, "Review: Volvo loads up XC40 compact SUV with nifty features," 8 June 2018 There’s no mention of clock speed, storage type, or even the touch screen. Michael Simon, PCWorld, "Google takes on Apple, Windows with Chromebook attack ad as Amazon slashes Pixelbook prices," 31 July 2018 Ford notes that standard equipment allows for Wi-Fi for up to 10 devices and a touch screen that allows drivers to watch the road while fielding customer calls and text messages hands free. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, "2019 Ford Transit Connect Cargo Van: See what's in the new version," 6 Mar. 2018 Republicans plan to probe allegations that touch screen machines in Allegheny County were not properly calibrated and could have possibly registered votes for Lamb when the voter intended to vote for Saccone. Alex Pappas, Fox News, "Pennsylvania special election may see recount; Lamb, Saccone separated by razor-thin margin," 2 Oct. 2018 Cabin controls are neatly arranged in two tiers for audio and AC-vent-fan with an 8-inch touch screen for navigation, phone, radio, apps and a custom button to preset a special direct access for phone or Kia’s UVO subscription e-services. Mark Maynard, sandiegouniontribune.com, "2018 Kia Niro PHEV: The future of plug-and-play," 13 July 2018 The value sweet spot seems to be the Premium ($34,195, before options) with the multimedia touch screen, Wi-Fi and heated front seats. Dan Neil, WSJ, "2019 Subaru Ascent: A Bigger, Better Family SUV," 12 July 2018

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1974, in the meaning defined above

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touch screen

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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

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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