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English definition of “desktop”

desktop

noun (COMPUTING)    /ˈdesk.tɒp/ US  /-tɑːp/
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 → Compare laptop, notebook, palmtopComputer hardware desktop     adjective [before noun] a desktop device / printer / system Computer hardware
(Definition of desktop noun (COMPUTING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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