Main Entry:  numeric keypad
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a section of a computer keyboard with numbered keys like a calculator; also called numeric pad
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numeric keypad definition

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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)
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Example sentences
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.
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