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desktop

adjective [not gradable]  us   /ˈdeskˌtɑp/

desktop adjective [not gradable] (FOR USE IN ONE PLACE)

designed to be used on or at a desk , and not carried around: a desktop computer

desktop

noun [C]  us   /ˈdesk·tɑp/

desktop noun [C] (WORK AREA)

the screen area of a personal computer when no programs are being used, or the top of a desk : A shortcut to the program will be created on your desktop.
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