[ kee-bawrd, -bohrd ]
/ ˈkiˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd /
the row or set of keys on a piano, organ, or the like.
a set of keys usually arranged in tiers, for operating a typewriter, typesetting machine, computer terminal, or the like.
any of various musical instruments played by means of a pianolike keyboard, as a piano, electric piano, or organ.
verb (used with or without object)
Also key, key in. Computers. to enter (information) into a computer by means of a keyboard.
to set (text) in type, using a machine that is operated by a keyboard.
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British Dictionary definitions for key in (1 of 2)
(tr, adverb) to enter (information or instructions) in a computer or other device by means of a keyboard or keypad
British Dictionary definitions for key in (2 of 2)
/ (ˈkiːˌbɔːd) /
- a complete set of keys, usually hand-operated, as on a piano, organ, typewriter, or typesetting machine
- (as modifier)a keyboard instrument
(often plural) a musical instrument, esp an electronic one, played by means of a keyboard
to set (a text, etc) in type, onto magnetic tape, or into some other medium, by using a keyboard machine
Derived forms of keyboardkeyboarder, noun
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