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A keyboard machine used to punch holes in cards or tapes for data-processing systems.
intr. & tr.v. key·punched, key·punch·ing, key·punch·es
To process on or use such a keyboard machine.

key′punch′er n.


1. a machine, operated by a keyboard, for coding information by punching holes in cards or paper tape in specified patterns.
2. to punch holes in (a punch card or paper tape) using a keypunch.
3. to insert (data) into a computer by means of a keypunch.
key′punch`er, n.
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Typing a lengthy credit card statement into your accounting system is time-consuming and difficult to accomplish without making transposition or keypunching errors.
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From the keypunching room at the local electric company, she moved up to a position as an executive assistant to one Joe Harrington, a man of some importance, and when she took us to work to show us her new office--she had an office!--she also took us down to the keypunching room to see her old friends lined up at their old desks, each with a Virginia Slim burning away in an ashtray next to her typewriter.
A number of metrics, such as data keypunching time, errors in transcribing data from paper to electronic forms, and the timeliness of data availability, were included in the analysis.
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Does the accounting firm want to limit the outsourced labor force's responsibilities to menial tasks such as keypunching entries?
Also, such organizations as GuideStar, state charity offices, NCCS, and the IRS will be able to stop keypunching information and focus their resources on using the data, especially the improved organizational finance and performance information.
With this in mind, think of all the time logisticians have spent over the years looking up codes, determining addresses, handwriting or keypunching data, or supervising those who perform these tasks.
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Before keypunching or typing please contact Michael Johnson who will send you a style sheet and software requirements.