liquid-crystal display: a method of displaying readings continuously, as on digital watches, portable computers, and calculators, using a liquid-crystal film, sealed between glass plates, that changes its optical properties when a voltage is applied.
LCD, LED. Unabridged


least common denominator; lowest common denominator.
Also, l.c.d. Unabridged
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lcd or LCD
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lowest common denominator
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liquid-crystal display

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1973, acronym from liquid crystal display, which is attested from 1968.
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LCD   (ēl'sē-dē')  Pronunciation Key 
Short for liquid-crystal display. A low-power, flat-panel display used in many digital devices to display numbers or images. It is made of a liquid containing crystals that are affected by electric current, sandwiched between filtering layers of glass or plastic. LCDs do not produce light of their own; instead, when electric current is passed through the material, the molecules of the "liquid crystal" twist so that they either reflect or transmit light from an external source.
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LCD definition

liquid crystal display

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Abbreviations & Acronyms
  1. liquid crystal display

  2. local climatological data

  3. loss of cell delineation

least common denominator
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The maximum acceptable number of defective pixels for lcd varies greatly.
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