Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The top of a desk.
  • noun Computers The area of a display screen where images, windows, icons and other graphical items appear.
  • adjective Designed for use on a desk or table.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The top surface of a desk.
  • noun computing A desktop computer.
  • noun computing The main graphical user interface of an operating system, usually displaying icons, windows and background wallpaper.
  • adjective Designed for use on a desk or similar piece of furniture.
  • adjective computing Of an application, converted to be carried out on a personal computer.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun (computer science) the area of the screen in graphical user interfaces against which icons and windows appear
  • noun the top of a desk

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

desk +‎ top.

Examples

  • Because all users can save their own desktop settings program will create SAV file in this format: (in Application folder) [machinename] _desktop_ [username]. sav

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  • My main desktop is a well resourced MS-Windows XP-Pro system.

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  • My main desktop is a well resourced MS-Windows XP-Pro system.

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  • The decision by HP to not use the term desktop-as-a-service, said Sloan, probably means potential customers "can look more broadly at the principle with is to abstract your desktop experience from one piece of hardware."

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  • True / False The term desktop wallpaper refers the BMP file displayed as your background Answer: True 3.

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  • Good to know about those HP laptops, but a desktop is the destination.

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  • Good to know about those HP laptops, but a desktop is the destination.

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  • Good to know about those HP laptops, but a desktop is the destination.

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