External input device used to type data into some sort of computer system whether it be a mobile device, a personal computer, or another electronic machine. A keyboard usually includes alphabetic, numerical, and common symbols used in everyday transcription. Keyboards for personal computers are connected to the machine through serial or USB plugs. See also QWERTY keyboard, Dvorak keyboard.

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  • While eating his late afternoon lunch, Billy spilled hot soup all over his brand new keyboard causing it to malfunction.

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  • Greg could type really fast on the keyboard, so we decided to make him our editor, while Gary would be our spokesperson.

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  • People who type with impressive speed have memorized where each key is located and can type without even glancing at the keyboard

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