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1keyboard

noun key·board \ˈkē-ˌbrd\

: a row or set of keys that are pushed to play a musical instrument (such as a piano)

: a musical instrument that is played by means of a keyboard like that of a piano and that produces sounds electronically

: the set of keys that are used for a computer or typewriter

Full Definition of KEYBOARD

1
a :  a bank of keys on a musical instrument (as a piano) that usually consists of seven white and five raised black keys to the octave
b :  a musical instrument that is played by means of a keyboard
2
:  an assemblage of systematically arranged keys by which a machine or device is operated <a computer keyboard>
3
:  a board on which keys for locks are hung
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First Known Use of KEYBOARD

1819

Other Computer-Related Terms

adware, flash, kludge, phishing, recursive, router

2keyboard

verb

: to enter (information) into a computer by using a keyboard

Full Definition of KEYBOARD

transitive verb
:  to capture or set (as data or text) by means of a keyboard
intransitive verb
:  to operate a machine (as for typesetting) by means of a keyboard
key·board·er noun

First Known Use of KEYBOARD

1961

Other Computer-Related Terms

adware, flash, kludge, phishing, recursive, router
KEYBOARD Defined for Kids

keyboard

noun key·board \ˈkē-ˌbrd\

Definition of KEYBOARD for Kids

1
:  a row of keys by which a musical instrument (as a piano) is played
2
:  a portable electronic musical instrument with a row of keys like that of a piano
3
:  the whole arrangement of keys (as on a computer or typewriter)

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