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touch·screen

or touch screen  (tŭch′skrēn′)
n.
An electronic device that serves as a display screen and also registers input by detecting the touch of a finger or stylus on its surface.

touch screen

n
(Computer Science)
a. a visual display unit screen that allows the user to give commands to the computer by touching parts of the screen instead of using the keyboard
b. (as modifier): a touch-screen computer.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.touch screen - a computer display that enables the user to interact with the computer by touching areas on the screen
computer display, computer screen - a screen used to display the output of a computer to the user
Translations
شاشَة كومبيوتر تَعْمَل باللمْس
obrazovka ovládaná dotykem
touchscreen
érintésérzékeny képernyõ
dotyková obrazovka
dokunma duyarlı ekran

touch

(tatʃ) verb
1. to be in, come into, or make, contact with something else. Their shoulders touched; He touched the water with his foot.
2. to feel (lightly) with the hand. He touched her cheek.
3. to affect the feelings of; to make (someone) feel pity, sympathy etc. I was touched by her generosity.
4. to be concerned with; to have anything to do with. I wouldn't touch a job like that.
noun
1. an act or sensation of touching. I felt a touch on my shoulder.
2. (often with the) one of the five senses, the sense by which we feel things. the sense of touch; The stone felt cold to the touch.
3. a mark or stroke etc to improve the appearance of something. The painting still needs a few finishing touches.
4. skill or style. He hasn't lost his touch as a writer.
5. (in football) the ground outside the edges of the pitch (which are marked out with ˈtouchlines). He kicked the ball into touch.
ˈtouching adjective
moving; causing emotion. a touching story.
ˈtouchingly adverb
in a moving way, so as to cause emotion. Her face was touchingly childlike.
ˈtouchy adjective
easily annoyed or offended. You're very touchy today; in rather a touchy mood.
ˈtouchily adverb
ˈtouchiness noun
ˈtouch screen noun
a computer screen that responds to the user's touch on its surface.
in touch (with)
in communication (with). I have kept in touch with my school-friends.
lose touch (with)
to stop communicating (with). I used to see him quite often but we have lost touch.
out of touch (with)
1. not in communication (with).
2. not sympathetic or understanding (towards). Older people sometimes seem out of touch with the modern world.
a touch
a small quantity or degree. The soup needs a touch of salt; a touch of imagination.
touch down
1. (of aircraft) to land. The plane should touch down at 2 o'clock.
2. in rugby and American football, to put the ball on the ground behind the opposite team's goal line (noun ˈtouch-down).
touch off
to make (something) explode. a spark touched off the gunpowder; His remark touched off an argument.
touch up
to improve eg paintwork, a photograph etc by small touches. The photograph had been touched up.
touch wood
(used as an interjection) to touch something made of wood superstitiously, in order to avoid bad luck. None of the children has ever had a serious illness, touch wood!
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This report, "Touch Screen Technology in Mobile Phones: Ready and Waiting for a Blockbuster," provides an in-depth look into the technology behind mobile phone touch screens, along with profiles of the key industry players and a detailed market forecast.
Touch screen cost reductions and the emergence of applications designed for touch screens will be critical for market growth.
This high level of performance is achieved through the use of 3M's ClearTek(TM) capacitive touch screens which have the added benefit of increased durability by resisting scratches, abrasions and everyday contaminants such as dirt, liquids and harsh chemicals.
a leading provider of touch screen products, announces an agreement with Immersion Corporation (Nasdaq:IMMR), a leading developer of tactile feedback technology, for 3M to manufacture and distribute MicroTouch touch screens that incorporate Immersion TouchSense technology for the casino gaming and bar-top amusement industries.
The Crestron family of beautiful and intuitive touch screens continues to grow.
com)-- Touch screens in mobile devices are the interface between users and devices that enable an easy interaction and visual experience.
Given the prices for touch-enabled notebooks are declining now-a-days, the touch screens are becoming more affordable for mainstream consumer notebook PC buyers.
Touch screens used in small/medium devices, such as smart phones and tablet PCs, would continue to grow as well, the major display market research firm said.
Nokia has used touch screens before in its Internet tablet product range, which are phone-like devices for Web surfing but lack a calling function.
Standard-technology touch screens recognize touch through the interruption of electrical or optical fields layered over the monitor's screen.