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numeric keypad

noun, Computers.
1.
keypad (def 1).
Also, numeric pad.
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Examples from the web for numeric keypad
  • With the addition of a simple numeric keypad and headphones, the visually impaired can vote independently.
  • numeric keypad to the right of the keyboard is cool and convenient.
  • Try to learn the numeric keypad so well that you don't have to look at it at all.
  • The numeric keypad is not a satisfactory input device for educational uses.
  • The numeric keypad shall be vandal resistant and made with solid metal pushbuttons.
  • The courses teach you the full touch typing technique and the numeric keypad.
  • The filter wheel can also be controlled via numeric keypad.
  • The variable dos-keypad-mode is a flag variable that controls what key codes are returned by keys in the numeric keypad.
  • With the audio ballot, voters are supplied with headphones and a numeric keypad.
  • The variable dos-keypad-mode is a flag variable which controls what key codes are returned by keys in the numeric keypad.
Contemporary definitions for numeric keypad
noun

a section of a computer keyboard with numbered keys like a calculator; also called numeric pad

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numeric keypad in Technology
hardware
A keypad that has become a standard feature of PC keyboards, consisting of a rectangular array of 17 extra keys at the right-hand end: 0-9, ., Num Lock, /, *, -, + and Enter. Apart from Num Lock, these typically duplicate the function of other keys but are designed to make entering basic numerical calculations as quick as on a digital calculator. It is often possible to assign completely different functions to these keys according to the needs of a particular application.
(2007-01-31)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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