desktop

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

desk +‎ top.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

desktop (plural desktops)

  1. The top surface of a desk.
  2. (computing) A desktop computer.
    Laptops are often more expensive than desktops.
  3. (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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Adjective[edit]

desktop (not comparable)

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

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English desktop.

Noun[edit]

desktop m (plural desktops, diminutive desktopje n)

  1. (computer hardware) desktop computer
  2. (graphical user interface) main graphical user interface of a system

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English

Noun[edit]

desktop m (invariable)

  1. (computing) desktop (computer; visible user interface)