- the working surface of a desk.；a computer suitable for use at an ordinary desk
noun: desktop, plural noun: desktops
- 1. the working surface of a desk.
- ▪ a computer suitable for use at an ordinary desk a new low-end desktop
- ▪ the working area of a computer screen regarded as a representation of a notional desktop and containing icons representing items such as files you can now have multiple, overlapping windows on the desktop
- the working surface of a desk.
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