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"desktop" in British English

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desktopnoun

uk   /ˈdesk.tɒp/ us   /ˈdesk.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.
B2 [C] also desktop computer a type of computer that is small enough to fit on the top of a desk

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  • desktop noun (FURNITURE)

desktop
adjective [before noun] uk   us  
a desktop device/printer/system
(Definition of desktop from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"desktop" in American English

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desktopadjective [not gradable]

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

desktopnoun [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.
(Definition of desktop from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"desktop" in Business English

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desktopnoun [C]

uk   /ˈdesktɒp/ us  
the top of a desk: My desktop is too cluttered for me to be able to work efficiently.
IT a view on a computer screen which contains icons (= small symbols or pictures) that represent files, programs, and other features of the computer: The menu bar is one of the standard features of the desktop.
→  desktop computer
desktop
adjective [before noun]
a desktop device/printer/system a desktop PC
(Definition of desktop from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“desktop” in British English

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