Desktop meaning

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The top of a desk.
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The area of a display screen where images, windows, icons and other graphical items appear.
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The top, or working surface, of a desk.
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The background to the icons of a GUI screen display.
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A desktop microcomputer.
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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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(1) Synonymous with desktop computer. For example, the phrase "the IT department supports 150 desktops" means it is responsible for maintaining 150 user computers. In such cases, laptop computers may be counted as desktop computers.
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The top surface of a desk.
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(computing) A desktop computer.

Laptops are often more expensive than desktops.

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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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Designed for use on a desk or similar piece of furniture.
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(computing) Of an application, converted to be carried out on a personal computer.
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Designed for use on a desk or table.

A desktop telephone; a desktop computer.

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Origin of desktop