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desktop

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Computers
desktopdesk‧top /ˈdesktɒp $ -tɑːp/ ●●○ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 the main area on a computer where you can find the icons that represent programs, and where you can do things to manage the information on the computer2 the top surface of a desk
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desktopYou will, in short, become a desktop junkie.The idea a few years ago that a notebook machine could replace a desktop was a joke.Target markets include broadcast and desktop video facilities, technical trade schools, repair centres and quality-assurance inspection sites.Meanwhile, desktop video already offers both video telephoning and video conferencing without participants having to go to a special transmission location.In practice, we will soon see desktop videoconferencing becoming a standard feature of computer communications.I drummed my fingers on the desktop.Paint flakes on the desktop and floor, steel cabinets covered in dust.
From Longman Business Dictionarydesktopdesk‧top /ˈdesktɒp-tɑːp/ noun [countable]1COMPUTING the main area on a computer where you can find the icons which represent programs, and where you can do things to manage the information on the computerRight click on the program and create a shortcut on your desktop.2the top surface of a desk
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