Technology / Computers / Liquid Crystal Display (LCD): A type of display used in digital watches and many portable computers. LCD displays utilize two sheets of polarizing material with a liquid crystal solution between them. An electric current passed through the liquid causes the crystals to align so that light cannot pass through them. Each crystal, therefore, is like a shutter, either allowing light to pass through or blocking the light. Monochrome LCD images usually appear as blue or dark gray images on top of a grayish-white background. Color LCD displays use two basic techniques for producing color: Passive matrix is the less expensive of the two technologies. The other technology, called thin film transistor (TFT) or active-matrix, produces color images that are as sharp as traditional CRT displays, but the technology is expensive. Recent passive-matrix displays using new CSTN and DSTN technologies produce sharp colors rivaling active-matrix displays.
Display Noun Synonyms: ostentation, spectacle, flourish, show, parade, ceremony, pageantry, pageant, splendour, array, panoply, magnificence, grandeur, pomp, splash, dash
Display Verb Synonyms: show, exhibit, air, put or set forth, make visible, expose, evince, manifest, demonstrate, betray, reveal, unveil, disclose, advertise, publicize
Liquid Noun Synonyms: bright, shining, brilliant, clear, transparent, translucent, limpid
Liquid Adjective Synonyms: convertible, solvent, profitable
Liquid Verb Synonyms: fluid, liquor, juice, solution
Business / Machine Shop / Liquidus: The lowest temperature at which a metal or an alloy is completely liquid. MORE
Business / Finance / Liquidity Theory Of The Term Structure: A biased expectations theory that asserts that the implied forward rates will not be a pure estimate of the market's expectations of future interest rates because they embody a liquidity premium. MORE