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touch system

a system of typing in which each finger is assigned to one or more keys, thereby enabling a person to type without looking at the keyboard.
Compare hunt and peck.
Origin of touch system
First recorded in 1915-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for touch system
Historical Examples
  • He says the touch system has ruined more reporters than shorthand.

    Spring Street James H. Richardson
  • They memorize the position of the letters and then operate the machine by the touch system, or by feeling.

    Paul and the Printing Press Sara Ware Bassett
  • It being inadvisable to light matches here he ate chiefly by the touch system.

    Merton of the Movies Harry Leon Wilson
  • Now I have worked out the location of letters, figures and signs by memory and the touch system, it will be very simple.

    Forbidden Cargoes Roy J. Snell
British Dictionary definitions for touch system

touch system

a typing system in which the fingers are trained to find the correct keys, permitting the typist to read and type copy without looking at the keyboard
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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