- Also key punch. Also called card punch. a machine, operated by a keyboard, for coding information by punching holes in cards or paper tape in specified patterns.
Origin of keypunch
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- Also called: card punch a device having a keyboard that is operated manually to transfer data onto punched cards, paper tape, etc
- to transfer (data) onto punched cards, paper tape, etc, by using a key punch
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Word Origin and History for key punch
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