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n. Abbr. LCD
A flat-panel display that is made of an array of cells containing liquid crystals that align to block or transmit light in response to an electric current. They are used in monitors, televisions, and other devices.
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(Electronics) a flat-screen display in which an array of liquid-crystal elements can be selectively activated to generate an image, an electric field applied to each element altering its optical properties; it is used, for example, in portable computers, digital watches, and calculators. Abbreviation: LCD
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