- The definition of a keyboard is a row of keys on a piano, computer, typewriter, etc.
An example of keyboard is where the arrangement of keys "QWERTY" is found.
A person using a computer keyboard.
keyboard definition by Webster's New World
- the row or rows of keys of a piano, typewriter, linotype, computer terminal, etc.
- a musical instrument with a keyboard; esp., an electronic piano, synthesizer, etc. as employed in a rock or jazz group
- to set (type) using a keyboard typesetting machine
- to write or input by means of a keyboard
- keyboarder noun
keyboard definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A set of keys, as on a computer terminal, word processor, typewriter, or piano.
- Music a. A piano.b. Any of various instruments, played by means of a set of pianolike keys, often connected to a synthesizer or amplifier.
- a. To set (copy) by means of a keyed typesetting machine: keyboard a manuscript.b. To enter (text or data) into a computer by means of a keyboard.
- Music To play (a composition) on a piano or keyboard.
- keyˈboardˌer, keyˈboardˌist noun
keyboard - Computer Definition
A simple computer input device comprising a set of alphabetic, numeric, punctuation, symbol, control, and function keys mounted on a board or other flat surface or control panel.When the user depresses a key or a combination of keys, a coded signal is sent to the computer. If the key is associated with a character, the computer echoes the signal by displaying the character on the monitor. See also keypad.
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