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(Electronics) a person with whom one regularly exchanges E-mails for fun
[C20: from keyboard + penpal]



a person with whom one corresponds regularly by e-mail.
[1995–2000;patterned after pen pal]
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Tandem language learning through a cross- cultural keypal project".
I started by just making a little announcement that I had these students from out of state who wanted to have a keypal.
Overcoming barriers in international keypal exchange programs: An exemplar between Japanese and American nursing students.
Kirsten was referring to a one-week period of extended and prolific dialogue with Oliver, her French keypal, which began with an e-mail exchange but then quickly moved to another Internet communication tool, America Online Instant Messenger (IM).
These three journal issues contain the following articles: "Japanese at Mimosa Elementary School" (Azusa Uchihara); "A Successful Keypal Project Using Varied Technologies" (Jean L.
Community Learning Network: Internet Keypal Exchanges: www.
Students choose a keypal from a range of age groups.