Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

The saddest words

keypad

[kee-pad] /ˈkiˌpæd/
noun
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 with a television set, electronic banking machine, or other electronic device.
Also called numeric keypad, numeric pad.
Origin of keypad
1965-1970
First recorded in 1965-70; key1 + pad1
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for keypad
Contemporary Examples
British Dictionary definitions for keypad

keypad

/ˈkiːˌpæd/
noun
1.
a small keyboard with push buttons, as on a pocket calculator, remote control unit for a television, etc
2.
(computing) a data input device consisting of a limited number of keys, each with nominated functions
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for keypad
n.

1975, from key (n.1) + pad (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for keypad

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for keypad

0
16
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for keypad