A keypad is a set of buttons arranged in a block or “pad” which bear digits, symbols or alphabetical letters. Pads mostly containing numbers are called a numeric keypad. Numeric keypads are found on alphanumeric keyboards and on other devices which require mainly numeric input such as calculators, push-button telephones, vending machines, ATMs, Point of Sale devices, combination locks, and digital door locks. Many devices follow the E.161 standard for their arrangement.
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 numeric keypad.”
A set of keys used to operate a typewriter, computer etc.
A component of many instruments including the piano, organ, and harpsichord consisting of usually black and white keys that cause different tones to be produced when struck.
A device with keys of a musical keyboard, used to control electronic sound-producing devices which may be built into or separate from the keyboard device.
To type on a computer keyboard.
“Keyboarding is the part of this job I hate the most.”