Definition of Desktop

1. Noun. The top of a desk.

Generic synonyms: Top, Top Side, Upper Side, Upside



2. Noun. (computer science) the area of the screen in graphical user interfaces against which icons and windows appear.
Exact synonyms: Background, Screen Background
Generic synonyms: Crt Screen, Screen
Category relationships: Computer Science, Computing

Definition of Desktop

1. Noun. The top surface of a desk. ¹

2. Noun. (computing) A desktop computer. ¹

3. Noun. (computing) The main graphical user interface of an operating system, usually displaying icons, windows and background wallpaper. ¹

4. Adjective. Designed for use on a desk or similar piece of furniture. ¹

5. Adjective. (computing) Of an application, converted to be carried out on a personal computer. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Desktop

1. the top of a desk [n -S]

Desktop Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Desktop

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desklamp
desklamps
deskman
deskmate
deskmates
deskmen
desks
deskside
desksides
desktop (current term)
desktop-picture
desktop computer
desktop computers
desktop environment
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desktop publisher
desktop publishers
desktop publishing
desktops
deskward
deskwork
deslanoside
desloratadine

Literary usage of Desktop

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The ISDN Consultant: A Stress-Free Guide to High-Speed Communications by Robert E. Lee (1996)
"Each PC has a limited field of view camera and can display the conference on the desktop monitor. Segments of the conference can be captured to disk, ..."

2. Light's Labour's Lost: Policies for Energy-Efficient Lighting by Paul Waide, International Energy Agency, Satoshi Tanishima (2006)
"Figure 2.5 desktop illuminance levels chosen by participants* in a mock-up office 0-100 100-200 200-300 300-400 400-500 500-600 600-700 700-800 desktop ..."

3. SAS/ACCESS(R) 9.1 Interface to SAP BW:: User's Guide by SAS Institute, Institute SAS Institute (2004)
"... SAP BW desktop Introduction to the SAS IACCESS Interface to SAP BW desktop Accessing and Using the SAS/ACCESS Interface to SAP BW desktop 10 Using and ..."

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