key punch


Also found in: Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

key punch

n
(Computer Science) Also called: card punch a device having a keyboard that is operated manually to transfer data onto punched cards, paper tape, etc
vb
(Computer Science) to transfer (data) onto punched cards, paper tape, etc, by using a key punch
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
References in periodicals archive ?
PU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Niaz Ahmed Akhtar upgraded the scale of 395 key punch operators of BPS-9 in BPS-11 and all senior key punch operators of BPS-14 were given BPS-16.
One of the first large pieces of equipment he acquired was a key punch machine, used initially to create a journals holdings list for the library.
Mason says he is working on his straight punches - and his jab was the key punch in his points win over Dan Phelps in October.
skirt and shoes pounds 5; sweater pounds 2.25p, skirt pounds 3, Honey magazine How about becoming a key punch operator?
there was a high demand for key punch operators, with 8,000 openings in
Data for each individual item scan and key punch is linked to its associated video image.
The data for each item scan and key punch within a transaction is linked to its associated video image.
In earlier days, accounting and finance operations were labor-intensive; key punch operators were kept busy as each war effort led to increased demands on the financial work force.
Quoting from the Wikipedia article on Hollerith: "To make his [commercial] system work he invented the first automatic card-feed mechanism and the first key punch (i.e., a punch that was operated from a keyboard), which allowed a skilled operator to punch 200-300 cards per hour.
He said, "I remember that when I joined the credit department, our accounts receivable were on key punch cards.
The system, which includes a verifier, key punch, accounting machine, reproducer and sorter was installed some two years ago.
In the other corner De La Hoya's cracking jab could well prove to be the key punch in the fight.