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least common denominator
(Mathematics) lowest common denominator
(Electronics) liquid-crystal display
pl. LCDs, LCD's.
liquid-crystal display: a display of information, as on digital watches, calculators, and many portable computers, using a liquid-crystal film that changes its optical properties when a voltage is applied.
least common denominator; lowest common denominator.
Short for liquid-crystal display. A low-power, flat-panel display used in many digital devices to display numbers or images. It is made up of a substance that is almost liquid, but also has a crystal structure like a solid, sandwiched between filtering layers of glass or plastic. When the device is turned on, the molecules of the "liquid crystal" twist so that they can either reflect or transmit light that falls on them to produce the number or image indicated by a computer.
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|Noun||1.||LCD - a digital display that uses liquid crystal cells that change reflectivity in an applied electric field; used for portable computer displays and watches etc.|
active matrix screen - a type of LCD screen used for some portable computers; there is a separate circuit for each pixel
alphanumeric display, digital display - a display that gives the information in the form of characters (numbers or letters)
passive matrix display - a type of LCD display used for some portable computers; parallel wires run both vertically and horizontally and pixels are turned on when the wires intersecting at that pixel are both energized; "passive matrix displays are generally inferior to active matrix displays"
LCDlcd N ABBR
1. =liquid crystal display → VCL m
2. =lowest common denominator