touch screen

\ 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

Examples of touch screen in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The seats are cloth or vinyl — no option for leather — and the 8-inch touch screen is small by the standards of new vehicles. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, 9 June 2021 Deanna sometimes wanted ElliQ to show her family photographs on its touch screen. Katie Engelhart, The New Yorker, 24 May 2021 The Espresso website also offers a screen protector, backpack, and touch software, which turns the monitor into a touch screen compatible with Macs. Paige Szmodis, Popular Mechanics, 19 May 2021 The top Touring model gets upscale features including Bose audio and a 9-inch touch screen. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, 29 Apr. 2021 Just tell someone that your TV is touch screen and get ready to use the remote. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, 20 Apr. 2021 The instrument panel featured an optional high-resolution instrument display and 12.3-inch touch screen. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 17 Apr. 2021 The interior also includes a center console with an electronic shifter, a 7-inch touch screen displaying the climate control panel and the ability to lock or unlock the doors using an app. Nathan Bomey, USA TODAY, 14 Apr. 2021 In addition to the all-in-one set-top box, Apple is also reportedly considering a high-end speaker with a touch screen to take on the likes of Amazon’s Echo Show and Google’s Nest Hub. Jacob Siegal, BGR, 12 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of touch screen

1974, in the meaning defined above

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12 Jun 2021

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“Touch screen.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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More Definitions for 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

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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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