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touchscreen

[tuhch-skreen] /ˈtʌtʃˌskrin/
noun, Computers.
1.
a touch-sensitive display screen: touching different portions of the screen with a finger will cause the computer to take actions determined by a program.
Also, touch screen.
Origin
1970-1975
1970-75; touch + screen
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Examples from the web for touchscreen
  • It doesn't have a touchscreen, so would be no good for music-making applications, for example.
  • Players swipe their fingers or tap the touchscreen to check out their farms, harvest crops or perform other tasks.
  • Swatch also made the news this week when the company announced its new touchscreen collection.
  • Each level features candy suspended in the air by ropes players cut with swipes of the touchscreen.
  • Each encounter is a straightforward one-on-one brawl, with players using the touchscreen controls to pull off attacks.
  • It's pressure-sensitive, so users can draw specifics strokes based on how lightly they press the pen against the touchscreen.
  • touchscreen devices have invaded thousands upon thousands of homes.
  • Once the server is loaded, search for albums and create playlists using the touchscreen.
  • Users do this by adding the items they purchase at the grocery store on a touchscreen or scanning their receipt with a smartphone.
  • If you are willing to pay for the data go straight to a higher end touchscreen phone.
touchscreen in Science
touchscreen
  (tŭch'skrēn')   
A monitor screen that can detect and respond to something, such as a finger or stylus, pressing on it.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
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