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I was busy reading about Apple's new textbook announcement on Engadget China, and I came across the following sentence:

使用者将可轻松地以触控的方式浏览教科书内容.

What is the meaning of 触控 in this sentence? (My guess is something like touch-control or touch-input?) Do these two characters form a word? How could I use this character combination in another sentence?

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What you guessed is right. 触控 is touch and control: 触 as in 触摸 (touch), and 控 as in 控制 (control).

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Would you be able to give me an example sentence? Then I will accept this as the answer. Thanks! –  Ciaocibai Jan 20 '12 at 1:02
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触控 is a term referring to the input interface of devices like iphone/ipod touch/ipad and those android phones. 触控屏 for touchscreen, 触控板 for trackpad of macbooks...etc –  Fivesheep Jan 20 '12 at 1:07
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