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desktop

desk·top

desktop

 
pronunciation:
desk tap
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the flat, upper working surface of a desk.
Books and papers were spread out all over her desktop.
definition 2: in computing, a graphical interface on personal computers that represents the user's working space as icons on a background that covers the screen, or the folder whose contents are thus represented.
We keep shortcut icons on the desktop for programs we use regularly.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of, pertaining to, done on, or intended for use on a desktop.
a desktop computer printer
definition 2: of or relating to the computer-generated design, writing, editing, and preparation of written material for printing.
desktop publishing
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