splash screen

<programming> An initial screen displayed by interactive software, usually containing a logo, version information, author credits and/or a copyright notice.

The term originated among Macintosh users and spread, the synonym banner was once also used.

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Last updated: 1998-04-28

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Nearby terms:

SPL « SPL/1 « SPLash! « splash screen » splat » SPL/I » SPLINTER

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