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or touch screen  (tŭch′skrēn′)
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.
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or touch′ screen`,

a computer display that can detect and respond to the presence and location of a finger or instrument on or near its surface.
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Noun1.touchscreen - 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
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