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.
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a panel similarly keyed and used in conjunction with a television set, electronic banking machine, or other electronic device.
hardware An input device with a small array of push buttons labeled with numbers or other symbols, designed to allow rapid entry of characters from a small set, e.g. decimal digits 0-9 or, historically, hexadecimal digits. The most common form of keypad is the numeric keypad found on a standard PCkeyboard. (2008-10-10)