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LCD

abbr.
liquid-crystal display

lcd

abbr.
least common denominator

lcd

or

LCD

abbreviation for
(Mathematics) lowest common denominator

LCD

abbreviation for
(Electronics) liquid-crystal display

LCD


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.
[1970–75]

L.C.D.

or l.c.d.,

least common denominator; lowest common denominator.

LCD

(ēl′sē-dē′)
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.LCD - a digital display that uses liquid crystal cells that change reflectivity in an applied electric fieldLCD - 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"
Translations

LCD

lcd N ABBR
1. =liquid crystal displayVCL m
2. =lowest common denominator

LCD

[ˌɛlsiːˈdiː] modif (=liquid crystal display) → ACL(= à cristaux liquides)
LCD monitor → moniteur ACL

LCD

abbr of liquid crystal displayLCD nt; LCD projectorBeamer m; LCD screenLCD-Bildschirm m; LCD TVLCD-TV nt, → LCD-Fernseher m
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