- 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.
- a panel similarly keyed and used in conjunction with a television set, electronic banking machine, or other electronic device.
Origin of keypad
Also called numeric keypad, numeric pad.
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- a small keyboard with push buttons, as on a pocket calculator, remote control unit for a television, etc
- computing a data input device consisting of a limited number of keys, each with nominated functions
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Word Origin and History for keypad
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