desktop

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

desk +‎ top.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

desktop (plural desktops)

  1. The top surface of a desk.
    Coordinate terms: benchtop, tabletop
  2. (computing) A desktop computer.
    Coordinate terms: laptop, palmtop
    Laptops are often more expensive than desktops.
  3. (computing, graphical user interface) 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.

TranslationsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

desktop (not comparable)

  1. Designed for use on a desk or similar piece of furniture.
  2. (computing) Of an application or website, designed to be run on a personal computer.
    desktop browser

Derived termsEdit

TranslationsEdit


DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English desktop.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈdɛsk.tɔp/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: desk‧top

NounEdit

desktop m (plural desktops, diminutive desktopje n)

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

SynonymsEdit


ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English desktop.

NounEdit

desktop m (invariable)

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

Further readingEdit

  • desktop in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English desktop.

NounEdit

desktop m (plural desktops)

  1. (computing) desktop computer (computer of a size designed to be used on a desk)
    Synonym: computador de secretária
  2. (computing) desktop (the main graphical user interface of an operating system)
    Synonym: área de trabalho