I. noun Date: 1925 1. the top of a desk; also an area or window on a computer screen in which icons are arranged in a manner analogous to objects on top of a desk 2. a desktop computer II. adjective Date: 1958 of a size that can be conveniently used on a desk or table <
desktop computers
— compare laptop

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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