noun Date: 1975 a small often handheld keyboard

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  • keypad — key‧pad [ˈkiːpæd] noun [countable] COMPUTING TELECOMMUNICATIONS a small box with buttons on it which you can use to put information into a computer, telephone etc: • a keypad which lets customers add up costs as they shop * * * keypad UK US… …   Financial and business terms

  • Keypad —   [dt. »Tastenblock«], Zahlenblock …   Universal-Lexikon

  • keypad — (n.) 1975, from KEY (Cf. key) (n.1) + PAD (Cf. pad) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • keypad — ► NOUN ▪ a miniature keyboard or set of buttons for operating a portable electronic device or telephone …   English terms dictionary

  • keypad — [kē′pad΄] n. the set of keys or push buttons on a computer keyboard, telephone, TV remote control, etc., used to perform certain functions …   English World dictionary

  • Keypad — A telephone keypad A keypad is a set of buttons arranged in a block or pad which usually bear digits, symbols and usually a complete set of alphabetical letters. If it mostly contains numbers then it can also be called a numeric keypad. Keypads… …   Wikipedia

  • keypad — [[t]ki͟ːpæd[/t]] keypads N COUNT The keypad on a modern telephone is the set of buttons that you press in order to operate it. Some other machines, such as cash dispensers, also have a keypad …   English dictionary

  • keypad — UK [ˈkiːˌpæd] / US [ˈkɪˌpæd] noun [countable] Word forms keypad : singular keypad plural keypads a) a small keyboard, for example on a telephone, computer, or calculator b) the part at the side of a computer keyboard that has number keys and… …   English dictionary

  • keypad — /kee pad /, n. 1. a separate section on some computer keyboards, grouping together numeric keys and those for mathematical or other special functions in an arrangement like that of a calculator. 2. a panel similarly keyed and used in conjunction… …   Universalium

  • keypad — noun A small board with keys primarily used for tactile input into a machine. Many laptop computers have special function keys which turn part of the alphabetical keyboard into a numerical keypad …   Wiktionary

  • keypad — noun Keypad is used after these nouns: ↑phone …   Collocations dictionary

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