desktop definition

  • noun:
    • the top a desk.
    • Computer Science The background picture of a display screen, by which house windows, icons, and other visual things appear.
    • The top surface of a desk.
    • A desktop computer system.
    • the key graphical user interface of an operating system, often showing icons, windows and background wallpaper.
    • (computer science) the area of the screen in visual individual interfaces against which icons and house windows look
    • the top of a desk
  • adjective:
    • Designed for use on a desk or table: a desktop telephone; a desktop computer.
    • made for use on a desk or comparable piece of furniture.
    • Of a credit card applicatoin, transformed into be completed on a personal computer.

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