Definitions

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

  • noun A panel covered with white, glossy plastic for writing on with erasable markers.

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  • noun A large vertical writing area, finished with a hard white material, which can be written upon using special markers and subsequently erased.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[white + (black)board.]

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From white + board, modelled on blackboard.

Examples

  • Tom - You're right - the real estate of a big whiteboard is truly wonderful.

    A Trip to Palo Alto

  • [1] Now sharing something on screen ( "whiteboard" - style) is another matter, and makes a lot of sense when discussing something complex.

    Planet Apache

  • However a whiteboard is still called a whiteboard and not a markerboard.

    Quote of the Day, 2008-06-11 « Lean Left

  • The whiteboard is a shared desktop which supports text, drawings, images, and multimedia in a number of formats, such as MP3 and video.

    Miriam Ruiz

  • However a whiteboard is still called a whiteboard and not a markerboard.

    Quote of the Day, 2008-06-11 « Lean Left

  • Even the childish doodles on the whiteboard were the same.

    The Unquiet

  • Even the childish doodles on the whiteboard were the same.

    The Unquiet

  • The whiteboard is a great example of a low-tech device that can easily be customized to maximize patient care.

    TIME.com: Top Stories

  • The whiteboard is a great example of a low-tech device that can easily be customized to maximize patient care.

    TIME.com: Top Stories

  • While much of the new focus is on adults, PBS is also introducing a subscription-based teaching tool for home and classroom called whiteboard games, and nearly 1,000 free, educational games as well.

    New PBS Website, iPad App Not Just For Kids Anymore | paidContent

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