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English definition of “desktop”

desktop

noun [C]
 
 
/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 workComputer concepts
COMPUTER (also desktop computer) B2 a computer that is small enough to fit on a deskComputer hardware
SURFACE the top of a deskTables and desks
(Definition of desktop from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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