: a small set of keys that is part of a larger keyboard or another device (such as a telephone or calculator)
- The keyboards of costly computers … usually have a separate numeric keypad in addition to the usual numerals in the top row of any keyboard.
- —Consumer Reports
- This lets you operate your centrally located audio/video gear from anywhere in the house, either by a handheld remote control or a keypad built into the wall.
- —Video Review
: a small, usually numerical keyboard
- Deactivate the alarm by punching a code into the keypad mounted inside the house.
- Using a handheld keypad, the salesperson presses a three-digit code to find specific tracks. For example, "147" might be a segment with maintenance tips for the Cadillac diesel engine.
- —Jane Wollman