touch system

  1. 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.

Origin of touch system

First recorded in 1915–20

Words Nearby touch system Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use touch system in a sentence

  • 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
  • She studied the touch-system with the keyboard covered, and her blunders were disheartening.

    The Cup of Fury | Rupert Hughes
  • It being inadvisable to light matches here he ate chiefly by the touch system.

    Merton of the Movies | Harry Leon Wilson
  • He says the touch system has ruined more reporters than shorthand.

    Spring Street | James H. Richardson
  • 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

  1. 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

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