Keypad meaning

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An input device consisting of a set of keys that are typically numeric and arranged in a grid, as on a cell phone or calculator.
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The set of keys or push buttons on a computer keyboard, telephone, TV remote control, etc., used to perform certain functions.
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A small keyboard or supplementary keyboard keys; for example, the keys on a calculator or the number/cursor cluster on a computer keyboard. See programmable keypad.
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A simple input device comprising a set of keys or buttons mounted on a keyboard or control panel associated with a computer, telephone, microwave oven, or other device or on a remote control device. See also keyboard.
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A small board with keys primarily used for tactile input into a machine.

Many laptop computers have special function keys which turn part of the alphabetical keyboard into a numerical keypad.

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Origin of keypad

  • From key +‎ pad.

    From Wiktionary