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[hwahyt-bawrd, ‐bohrd, wahyt‐] /ˈʰwaɪtˌbɔrd, ‐ˌboʊrd, ˈwaɪt‐/
a smooth, glossy sheet of white plastic that can be written on with a colored pen or marker in the manner of a blackboard.
Computers.. Also called interactive whiteboard. an interactive display screen that is connected to a computer and allows for viewing, input, and collaboration by multiple users:
A whiteboard can enhance classroom instruction.
Origin of whiteboard
1980-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for whiteboard
  • There's a whiteboard with the schedule of a dozen or so committee meetings that day.
  • On a whiteboard in the hall, someone has scrawled an anxiety meter.
  • His office was cluttered with textbooks and academic journals, and on one wall there was a whiteboard covered with equations.
  • He jumps out of his seat, grabs a marker and draws a triangle on the whiteboard to demonstrate.
  • The whiteboard is attached to the wall using a wall mount bracket.
  • The whiteboard is shared by all participants in a conference.
  • Whenever someone writes to the whiteboard, it is seen by all participants that have the whiteboard open.
  • The kit consists of a yellow plastic lid, leg stands, base and whiteboard cards.
British Dictionary definitions for whiteboard


a shiny white surface that can be wiped clean after being used for writing or drawing on, used esp in teaching
a large screen used to project computer images to a group of people
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