keypunch
I. noun Date: 1918 a machine with a keyboard used to cut holes or notches in punch cards II. transitive verb Date: 1959 to enter (data) on punch cards with a keypunch • keypuncher noun

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  • keypunch — (n.) 1933, from KEY (Cf. key) (n.1) + PUNCH (Cf. punch) (v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • keypunch — ► NOUN ▪ a device for transferring data by means of punched holes or notches on a series of cards or paper tape …   English terms dictionary

  • keypunch — keypuncher, n. /kee punch /, n. 1. Also, key punch. Also called card punch. a machine, operated by a keyboard, for coding information by punching holes in cards or paper tape in specified patterns. v.t. 2. to punch holes in (a punch card or paper …   Universalium

  • keypunch — n. to operate a keypunch * * * [ kiːpʌntʃ] to operate a keypunch …   Combinatory dictionary

  • keypunch — key•punch [[t]ˈkiˌpʌntʃ[/t]] n. 1) cmp a machine, operated by a keyboard, for coding information by punching holes in cards or paper tape in specified patterns 2) cmp to punch holes in (a punch card or paper tape) using a keypunch 3) cmp to… …   From formal English to slang

  • keypunch — v. use a keypunch to create holes in a card or paper tape n. device which punches holes in cards or paper for data processing systems (Computers) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • keypunch — noun a device for transferring data by means of punched holes or notches on a series of cards or paper tape. verb transfer (data) to a keypunch. Derivatives keypuncher noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • keypunch — n. & v. n. a device for transferring data by means of punched holes or notches on a series of cards or paper tape. v.tr. transfer (data) by means of a keypunch. Derivatives: keypuncher n …   Useful english dictionary

  • keypunch — 1. noun a) A device, in which one or a combination of keys are pressed to punch holes in punched cards or paper tape that correspond to a particular character b) an electric machine with a keyboard that has the same function 2 …   Wiktionary

  • keypunch operator — typist, clerk …   English contemporary dictionary

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