Desktop definition

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(computers) The area of a display screen where images, windows, icons and other graphical items appear.
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The top of a desk.
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(computing) A desktop computer.

Laptops are often more expensive than desktops.

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(computing) Of an application, converted to be carried out on a personal computer.
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The background to the icons of a GUI screen display.
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Designating or of a piece of equipment, as a microcomputer, designed to be used on a desk or table.
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The top surface of a desk.
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Designed for use on a desk or similar piece of furniture.
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The top, or working surface, of a desk.
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Designed for use on a desk or table.

A desktop telephone; a desktop computer.

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A desktop microcomputer.
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(computing) The main graphical user interface of an operating system, usually displaying icons, windows and background wallpaper.

I installed a new application and it added its icon to my desktop.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
desktop
Plural:
desktops

Origin of desktop