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English definition of “desktop”

desktop

noun uk   /ˈdesk.tɒp/ us    /-tɑːp/

desktop noun (COMPUTING)

B2 [C] a view on a computer screen that contains icons (= small symbols or pictures) representing files, programs, and other features of the computer: The menu bar with its windows is one of the features of the desktop.Computer concepts B2 [C] (also desktop computer) a type of computer that is small enough to fit on the top of a desk Computer hardware

desktop noun (FURNITURE)

[C usually singular] the top of a deskTables and desks
desktop
adjective [before noun] uk   us  
a desktop device/printer/systemComputer hardware
(Definition of desktop from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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