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Meaning of keyboard

key•board

Pronunciation: (kē'bôrd", -bōrd"), [key]
— n.
  1. the row or set of keys on a piano, organ, or the like.
  2. a set of keys, usually 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, as a piano, electric piano, or organ.
—v.t., v.i.
  1. to enter (information) into a computer by means of a keyboard.
  2. to set (text) in type, using a machine that is operated by a keyboard.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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