key pad

keypad

[kee-pad]
noun
1.
a separate section on some computer keyboards, grouping together numeric keys and those for mathematical or other special functions in an arrangement like that of a calculator.
2.
a panel similarly keyed and used in conjunction with a television set, electronic banking machine, or other electronic device.
Also called numeric keypad.


Origin:
1965–70; key1 + pad1

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keypad (ˈkiːˌpæd)
 
n
1.  a small keyboard with push buttons, as on a pocket calculator, remote control unit for a television, etc
2.  computing a data input device consisting of a limited number of keys, each with nominated functions

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