seven-segment display(redirected from 7-segment display)
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seven-segment displayA common display found on digital watches and readouts that looks like a series of 8s. Each digit is formed by selective illumination of up to seven separately addressable bars. For more details, see LCD types.
|Using two seven-segment digits, this readout can display from 00 to 99. Each of the seven segments has its own contact to the outside electronics. (Image courtesy of LXD, Inc.)|
|Introduced in 1973, this was one of the first LCD watches on the market. Notice how the seven segments make up 0 through 9. LED watches, with their bright red digits, came out a couple years earlier. (Image courtesy of the private collection of Peter Wenzig.)|