Keypad vs. Keyboard

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  • Keypad (noun)

    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 numeric keypad."

  • Keyboard (noun)

    A set of keys used to operate a typewriter, computer etc.

  • Keyboard (noun)

    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.

  • Keyboard (noun)

    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.

  • Keyboard (verb)

    To type on a computer keyboard.

    "Keyboarding is the part of this job I hate the most."

Webster Dictionary
  • Keypad (noun)

    a keyboard that is a data input device for computers; arrangement of keys is modelled after the typewriter keyboard

  • Keyboard (noun)

    device consisting of a set of keys on a piano or organ or typewriter or typesetting machine or computer or the like

  • Keyboard (noun)

    holder consisting of an arrangement of hooks on which keys or locks can be hung

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