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key·board

 (kē′bôrd′)
n.
1. A panel of buttons used for typing and performing other functions on a computer or typewriter.
2. 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.
tr.v. key·board·ed, key·board·ing, key·boards
1.
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.
2. Music To play (a composition) on a piano or keyboard.

key′board′er, key′board′ist n.

keyboard

(ˈkiːˌbɔːd)
n
1. (Instruments)
a. a complete set of keys, usually hand-operated, as on a piano, organ, computer, typewriter, or typesetting machine
b. (as modifier): a keyboard instrument.
2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding)
a. a complete set of keys, usually hand-operated, as on a piano, organ, computer, typewriter, or typesetting machine
b. (as modifier): a keyboard instrument.
3. (Instruments) (often plural) a musical instrument, esp an electronic one, played by means of a keyboard
vb
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) to set (a text, etc) in type, onto magnetic tape, or into some other medium, by using a keyboard machine
ˈkeyˌboarder n

key•board

(ˈkiˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd)

n.
1. the row or set of keys on a piano, organ, or the like.
2. a set of keys, usu. arranged in tiers, for operating a typewriter, typesetting machine, computer terminal, or the like.
3. any of various musical instruments played by means of a pianolike keyboard, esp. an electric piano or organ.
v.t.
4. to enter (data) into a computer by means of a keyboard.
5. to set (text) in type, using a machine operated by a keyboard.
v.i.
6. to enter data or typeset text using a keyboard.
[1810–20]
key′board`er, n.

keyboard

  • fallboard - The hinged protective covering that protects the keyboard of a piano when it is not being played.
  • finger board - The part of a stringed instrument against which the fingers press the strings to vary the tone—as well as the keyboard of a piano, organ, etc.
  • home key - The home key is either of two keys on a keyboard acting as the base position for one's fingers in touch-typing (left F, right J).
  • octothorpe - The pound key on a keyboard or keypad is technically an octothorpe.

keyboard


Past participle: keyboarded
Gerund: keyboarding

Imperative
keyboard
keyboard
Present
I keyboard
you keyboard
he/she/it keyboards
we keyboard
you keyboard
they keyboard
Preterite
I keyboarded
you keyboarded
he/she/it keyboarded
we keyboarded
you keyboarded
they keyboarded
Present Continuous
I am keyboarding
you are keyboarding
he/she/it is keyboarding
we are keyboarding
you are keyboarding
they are keyboarding
Present Perfect
I have keyboarded
you have keyboarded
he/she/it has keyboarded
we have keyboarded
you have keyboarded
they have keyboarded
Past Continuous
I was keyboarding
you were keyboarding
he/she/it was keyboarding
we were keyboarding
you were keyboarding
they were keyboarding
Past Perfect
I had keyboarded
you had keyboarded
he/she/it had keyboarded
we had keyboarded
you had keyboarded
they had keyboarded
Future
I will keyboard
you will keyboard
he/she/it will keyboard
we will keyboard
you will keyboard
they will keyboard
Future Perfect
I will have keyboarded
you will have keyboarded
he/she/it will have keyboarded
we will have keyboarded
you will have keyboarded
they will have keyboarded
Future Continuous
I will be keyboarding
you will be keyboarding
he/she/it will be keyboarding
we will be keyboarding
you will be keyboarding
they will be keyboarding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been keyboarding
you have been keyboarding
he/she/it has been keyboarding
we have been keyboarding
you have been keyboarding
they have been keyboarding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been keyboarding
you will have been keyboarding
he/she/it will have been keyboarding
we will have been keyboarding
you will have been keyboarding
they will have been keyboarding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been keyboarding
you had been keyboarding
he/she/it had been keyboarding
we had been keyboarding
you had been keyboarding
they had been keyboarding
Conditional
I would keyboard
you would keyboard
he/she/it would keyboard
we would keyboard
you would keyboard
they would keyboard
Past Conditional
I would have keyboarded
you would have keyboarded
he/she/it would have keyboarded
we would have keyboarded
you would have keyboarded
they would have keyboarded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.keyboard - device consisting of a set of keys on a piano or organ or typewriter or typesetting machine or computer or the likekeyboard - device consisting of a set of keys on a piano or organ or typewriter or typesetting machine or computer or the like
action mechanism, action - the operating part that transmits power to a mechanism; "the piano had a very stiff action"
computer keyboard, keypad - a keyboard that is a data input device for computers; arrangement of keys is modelled after the typewriter keyboard
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
key - a lever (as in a keyboard) that actuates a mechanism when depressed
pipe organ, organ - wind instrument whose sound is produced by means of pipes arranged in sets supplied with air from a bellows and controlled from a large complex musical keyboard
forte-piano, piano, pianoforte - a keyboard instrument that is played by depressing keys that cause hammers to strike tuned strings and produce sounds
clavier, piano keyboard, fingerboard - a bank of keys on a musical instrument
terminal - electronic equipment consisting of a device providing access to a computer; has a keyboard and display
typesetting machine - a printer that sets textual material in type
typewriter - hand-operated character printer for printing written messages one character at a time
typewriter keyboard - a keyboard for manually entering characters to be printed
2.keyboard - holder consisting of an arrangement of hooks on which keys or locks can be hung
holder - a holding device; "a towel holder"; "a cigarette holder"; "an umbrella holder"
Translations
لَوْحَةُ الـمَفَاتِيحُلوْحَة المَفاتيحلَوْحَة المفاتيح الموسيقيَّه
klávesniceklávesy
tastaturkeyboardklaviaturklaviatur-
klavaro
näppäimistökoskettimetkoskettimisto
tipkovnica
billentyûs hangszerklaviatúra
lyklaborî; hljómborî
キーボード鍵盤
키보드
klaviatūra
klávesnicaklávesovýklávesový nástroj
tipkovnicaklaviatura
tangentbordkeyboard
แผงแป้นอักขระ
elektrikli orgklavyeklâvye
bàn phím

keyboard

[ˈkiːbɔːd]
A. Nteclado m keyboards (Mus) → teclados mpl
B. VT (Comput) [+ text] → teclear
C. CPD keyboard instrument Ninstrumento m de teclado
keyboard operator N = keyboarder keyboard player Nteclista mf

keyboard

[ˈkiːbɔːrd]
n
(= instrument) → clavier m
... with Mike Moran on keyboards → ... avec Mike Moran aux claviers
[computer] → clavier m
vt [+ text] → saisir keyboard player

keyboard

n (of piano)Klaviatur f, → Tastatur f; (of organ)Manual nt; (of typewriter, Comput) → Tastatur f; keyboard skills (Comput) → Fertigkeiten plin der Texterfassung; a genius on the keyboard (Mus) → ein Klaviergenie nt
vti (Typ, Comput) → eingeben

keyboard

:
keyboard operator
nTexterfasser(in) m(f)
keyboard shortcut
nTastenkombination f
keyboard template
nTastaturschablone f

keyboard

[ˈkiːˌbɔːd]
1. ntastiera
2. vt (text) → digitare, battere

key

(kiː) noun
1. an instrument or tool by which something (eg a lock or a nut) is turned. Have you the key for this door?
2. in musical instruments, one of the small parts pressed to sound the notes. piano keys.
3. in a typewriter, calculator etc, one of the parts which one presses to cause a letter etc to be printed, displayed etc.
4. the scale in which a piece of music is set. What key are you singing in?; the key of F.
5. something that explains a mystery or gives an answer to a mystery, a code etc. the key to the whole problem.
6. in a map etc, a table explaining the symbols etc used in it.
adjective
most important. key industries; He is a key man in the firm.
ˈkeyboard noun
1. the keys in a piano, typewriter etc arranged along or on a flat board. The pianist sat down at the keyboard and began to play; A computer keyboard looks like that of a typewriter; (also adjective) harpsichords and other early keyboard instruments.
2. any keyboard (musical) instrument.
ˈkeyhole noun
the hole in which a key of a door etc is placed. The child looked through the keyhole to see if his teacher was still with his parents.
keyhole surgery noun
surgery done through a very small cut in the body.
ˈkeynote noun
1. the chief note in a musical key.
2. the chief point or theme (of a lecture etc).
keyed up
excited; tense.

keyboard

لَوْحَةُ الـمَفَاتِيحُ klávesnice tastatur Tastatur πληκτρολόγιο teclado näppäimistö clavier tipkovnica tastiera キーボード 키보드 toetsenbord keyboard klawiatura teclado клавиатура tangentbord แผงแป้นอักขระ klavye bàn phím 键盘
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Technology that interactively "projects" small cellphone keyboards onto large flat surfaces already exists, but has not been widely adopted.