a television or similar electronic display screen for viewing images or data
Stel Felso Theu looked on with vast interest as the strange planet loomed larger and still larger on the distorted view-screen.
He threw a switch; the lights dimmed and the view-screen came on.
Directly in front of Nevv, the viewscreen flared and lit up, showing a remarkably broad-shouldered individual, with a wide head and wider neck.
He groaned out of his bunk and fumbled his way to the nearest viewscreen. What he saw brought him bolt awake.
Port Carpenter; we’re in the main administration building… Have you an extra viewscreen, fitted for recording?
Finally he said to the viewscreen, ‘O.K., then we…try to make a real storm cell out of it.’
After choosing the proper colors that I wanted for the various view screens and components around the bridge, the final assembly stage was relatively easy.
The ‘tricorder’, always carried by one or more landing party members, is a combination portable sensor-computer-recorder device that resembles many of today’s smaller portable tape recorders but includes a tiny viewscreen. The tricorder can measure, analyze, and keep records on almost any required subject.
In one of the garden rooms stood a viewscreen tuned to Outside.
Osden…had a view-screen to himself.
The viewscreen, using the robot’s eyes as pickups, was filled with the angry face of the newcomer.
On the viewscreen the brilliant curve of Urras hung still against black space.
Ilene had set up a computer display on the big viewscreen, which indicated our two ships, the outline of the asteroid as seen from our original location, and the three police ships.
Kirk realized he was still staring half-hypnotized at the small darkness of his cabin viewscreen.
‘Look closer, Tomoko’, said Fieh Chan,…making her stand with her nose almost touching the viewscreen.
Macy lay…against the wall of her cabin, distantly watching the window-like viewscreen as Clarke County grew increasingly closer. The shuttle was making a flyby of the colony and the screen was displaying a close-up view of Clarke County as seen from the side.
Danny had little time to glance at the viewscreens when he finally rose from his seat.
A large viewscreen gave an outlook from the topmost spire.
Max stuck his hand out and I gave him the pistol. He aimed it at the viewscreen over the keyboard and fired… The result was pretty dramatic. There was more hole than viewscreen.
Her father reached out and touched the viewscreen. ‘We've missed you so much.’
Large dark viewscreens covered the arcing wall in front of us, and two rows of consoles and chairs curved around a single central command chair.
John W. Campbell Jr., "Invaders From the Infinite"
Added to the OED as a new entry in December 2004 with an earliest date of 1945
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