- 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.
- 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
- A panel of buttons used for typing and performing other functions on a computer or typewriter.
- Music a. A row of levers that are depressed with the fingers to produce or modulate the sound of an instrument, such as a piano or organ.b. Any of various instruments, played by means of a musical keyboard, often connected to a synthesizer or amplifier.
transitive verbkey·board·ed, key·board·ing, key·boards
- 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.
- key′board′er, key′board′ist
- A set of keys used to operate a typewriter, computer etc.
- (music) A component of many instruments including the piano, organ, and harpsichord consisting of usually black and white keys that cause different tones to be produced when struck.
- (music) A device with keys of a musical keyboard, used to control electronic sound-producing devices which may be built into or separate from the keyboard device.
(third-person singular simple present keyboards, present participle keyboarding, simple past and past participle keyboarded)
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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