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Monitor
2010-09-13 13:13:59

A monitor (also referred to as a visual display unit) is an electronic visual display for computers. The monitor encompasses the display device, circuitry, and an enclosure. The display device in contemporary monitors is usually a thin film transistor liquid crystal display thin panel, while older monitors use a cathode ray tube. At first, computer monitors were used for data processing and...

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upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.