Definition of liquid crystal display in English:

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liquid crystal display

Pronunciation: /ˈˌlikwid ˌkristl dəˈsplā/

noun

A form of visual display used in electronic devices in which a layer of a liquid crystal is sandwiched between two transparent electrodes. The application of an electric current to a small area of the layer alters the alignment of its molecules, which affects its reflectivity or its transmission of polarized light and makes it opaque.
Example sentences
  • The thin film transistors are useful in active matrix liquid crystal displays where the plastic substrates are transparent in the visible spectrum.
  • The cockpit is equipped with multifunction liquid crystal displays and electronic flight instruments.
  • But many laptop computers have liquid crystal displays (LCDs).

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Syllabification: liq·uid crys·tal dis·play

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