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keyboard

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Music, Computers
ldoce_182_bkeyboardkey‧board1 /ˈkiːbɔːd $ -bɔːrd/ ●●● S3 noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 APMa board with buttons marked with letters or numbers that are pressed to put information into a computer or other machine 🔊 a computer keyboard2 the row of keys on some musical instruments that you press in order to play them3 (also keyboards) [plural]APM an electronic musical instrument similar to a piano that can make sounds like many different instrumentssynthesizer 🔊 Chris Kelly (guitar) and Benny Hayes (keyboards and vocals)
Examples from the Corpus
keyboardMore than a dozen Web sites have information about Dvorak, and many offer software for converting computer keyboards.The program can be used to record music input directly from the computer keyboard.She focuses the music on her keyboards and her front-and-center vocals, which can be breathy and intimate or jagged.Dorfman plays keyboards -- an injury preventing him from shouldering his usual accordion.The ideal position for the mouse is on the same plane as the keyboard and as close to the keyboard as possible.The keyboard is the input device.
Related topics: Computers, Technology
keyboardkeyboard2 verb 🔊 🔊 [intransitive, transitive]TDT to put information into a computer, using a keyboardkeyboarding noun [uncountable] 🔊 keyboarding errors
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From Longman Business Dictionarykeyboardkey‧board1 /ˈkiːbɔːd-bɔːrd/ noun [countable]COMPUTING a board with buttons marked with different letters and numbers which are pressed to put information into a computer or other machinethe F2 key on your computer keyboardkeyboardkeyboard2 verb [transitive]COMPUTING to put information into a computer, using a keyboardThe best way would be to keyboard the entries into the correct places in the document.keyboarding noun [uncountable]an estimate of the keyboarding costs→ See Verb table
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Verb table
keyboard
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theykeyboard
he, she, itkeyboards
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theykeyboarded
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave keyboarded
he, she, ithas keyboarded
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad keyboarded
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill keyboard
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have keyboarded
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam keyboarding
he, she, itis keyboarding
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you, we, theyare keyboarding
Past
I, he, she, itwas keyboarding
you, we, theywere keyboarding
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been keyboarding
he, she, ithas been keyboarding
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been keyboarding
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be keyboarding
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been keyboarding
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