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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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In the next section, the capacitive touch screens market has been segmented by types and major applications.
On top of that, the new touch screens are available at the same, or even lower, pricing as the prior generation.
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.
This is going to happen with these touch screens-not the touch screen on the phone, and not the touch screen on the tablet, but with desktop touch screens and some notebook touch screens.
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.
It all started with IBM in the late 1960's followed by 3M in 2002, when both brands took a major step towards revolutionizing the way people interactC*with the introduction of touch screens.
Next, touch screens will become better at understanding the user's intentions.
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.
The report, 'Touch Screen Technology in Mobile Phones: Ready and Waiting for a Blockbuster,' reportedly provides a look into the technology behind mobile phone touch screens, together with profiles of the key industry players and a market forecast.
Standard-technology touch screens recognize touch through the interruption of electrical or optical fields layered over the monitor's screen.
For the primary, we had a little over 16,000 who voted on the touch screens,'' said Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder spokeswoman Kathy Tacawy.