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dashboard

1. the instrument panel in a car, boat, or aircraft
2. Obsolete a board at the side of a carriage or boat to protect against splashing

dashboard

(1) See Mac Dashboard.

(2) A software-based control panel for one or more applications, network devices or industrial machines. Dashboards may display simulated gauges and dials that look like an automobile dashboard or a factory assembly line, or they may show business graphics such as pie charts, bar charts and graphs. An executive dashboard provides managers with an overview of the business, summarizing all pertinent data in one or two screens. The term may also be used to refer to any control panel application. See HMI.

(3) (Dashboard) An earlier Windows utility from Starfish Software that provided a centralized control panel for launching applications, finding files and viewing system resources. Originally developed by HP, it was later acquired by Starfish, a subsidiary of Nokia as of 2006.
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