Definition of desktop in English:


Syllabification: desk·top
Pronunciation: /ˈdeskˌtäp


  • 1The working surface of a desk.
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    • The height was good being only 11 mm from the desktop to the surface which would keep wrist strain at a minimum.
    • It does however have an issue that the desktop and laminated mouse surfaces don't have and that is added noise.
    • In comparison I've used a cheap laminated mat and the desktop surface itself.
  • 1.1 [as modifier] Denoting a piece of equipment such as a computer that is suitable for use at an ordinary desk: a desktop machine
  • 1.2A desktop computer.
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    • That's why I think all desktop antivirus apps should now include some type of firewall.
    • Any authenticated server, desktop or laptop can now use storage resources.
    • Not much separates the workstation I use for photo editing from a good Linux desktop.
  • 1.3The working area of a computer screen regarded as a representation of a notional desktop and containing icons representing items such as files and a wastebasket.
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    • The fix requires customers to download an executable file to the desktop, and then reboot the PC.
    • Frequently users place icons on the desktop to quickly access some application, files or folders they regularly use.
    • She had put all her files and icons on her desktop.

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