Meaning of “desktop” - Learner’s Dictionary

desktop

noun [ C ] uk us /ˈdesktɒp/
COMPUTER SCREEN

B2 a computer screen that contains icons (= symbols that represent programs, information, or equipment) and that is usually used as a place to start and finish computer work

COMPUTER (also desktop computer)

B2 a computer that is small enough to fit on a desk

SURFACE

the top of a desk

(Definition of “desktop” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)