supertwisted nematic liquid-crystal display
supertwisted nematic liquid-crystal display[¦sü·pər‚twis·təd nə¦mad·ik ‚lik·wəd ′krist·əl di‚splā]
A display in which nematic liquid-crystal molecules are twisted more than 90°, and the picture elements respond to the average (root-mean-square) voltage applied by transistors connected to each row and column to switch the liquid. Abbreviated STN LCD. Also known as passive-matrix liquid-crystal display (PM LCD).
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