I. noun Date: circa 1910 the act or an instance of depressing a key on a keyboard II. transitive verb Date: 1966 keyboard

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  • keystroke — UK US /ˈkiːstrəʊk/ noun [C] ► IT the act of pressing a key on a computer keyboard: »Some companies collect keystroke data that reveals when workers are at their desks. »This function can be carried out with a single keystroke. »The average rate… …   Financial and business terms

  • keystroke — (n.) 1902, from KEY (Cf. key) (n.1) + STROKE (Cf. stroke) (n.). Not in common use until the rise of computers. As a verb, by 1966 (implied in keystroking) …   Etymology dictionary

  • keystroke — ► NOUN ▪ a single depression of a key on a keyboard …   English terms dictionary

  • keystroke — [kē′strōk΄] n. any of the individual strokes made in operating a keyboard, as of a computer terminal …   English World dictionary

  • keystroke — UK [ˈkiːˌstrəʊk] / US [ˈkɪˌstroʊk] noun [countable] Word forms keystroke : singular keystroke plural keystrokes a single action of pressing a key on a typewriter or computer …   English dictionary

  • keystroke — [[t]ki͟ːstroʊk[/t]] keystrokes N COUNT A keystroke is one touch of one of the keys on a computer or typewriter keyboard …   English dictionary

  • keystroke — klavišo paspaudimas statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. keystroke vok. Tastenanschlag, f rus. нажатие клавиши, n pranc. frappe de touche, f …   Automatikos terminų žodynas

  • keystroke — klavišo paspaudimas statusas T sritis informatika apibrėžtis Veiksmas, kurį atlikus įvedamas ženklas arba įvykdoma komanda. Klavišų paspaudimų skaičiumi, reikalingu tipinėms operacijoms atlikti, gali būti vertinamas programos efektyvumas ir… …   Enciklopedinis kompiuterijos žodynas

  • keystroke — /kee strohk /, n. one stroke of any key on a machine operated by a keyboard, as a typewriter, computer terminal, or Linotype: I can do 3000 keystrokes an hour. [1905 10; KEY1 + STROKE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • keystroke — noun The act of pressing an input key; a keypress on a computer keyboard or a typewriter, or a similar input device …   Wiktionary

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