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Meaning of “keyboard” in the English Dictionary

"keyboard" in British English

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keyboardnoun [C]

uk   /ˈkiː.bɔːd/  us   /-bɔːrd/
A2 the set of ​keys on a ​computer or typewriter that you ​press in ​order to make it ​work, or the ​row of ​keys on a ​musicalinstrument such as a ​pianoA2 an ​electronicmusicalinstrumentsimilar to a ​piano

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keyboardverb [I or T]

uk   /ˈkiː.bɔːd/  us   /-bɔːrd/
(Definition of keyboard from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"keyboard" in American English

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keyboardnoun [C]

 us   /ˈkiˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd/
  • keyboard noun [C] (COMPUTER)

the set of ​keysarranged in ​rows that you use to ​operate a ​computer
  • keyboard noun [C] (MUSICAL INSTRUMENT)

a ​musicalinstrument having ​keys like a ​piano, or the set of ​keys on this ​type of ​instrument: Steve ​plays keyboards, ​drums, and ​saxophone.
(Definition of keyboard from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"keyboard" in Business English

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keyboardnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈkiːbɔːd/
IT the ​board with a set of ​keys on a ​computer, etc. to ​typeinformation or that you use in ​order to make it ​work: I prefer to use the keyboard rather than a ​mouse. This is a ​wireless keyboard with all the latest ​features.

keyboardverb [I or T]

uk   us   /ˈkiːbɔːd/
IT to put ​information into a ​computer using a keyboard: Who is going to keyboard all the ​data?
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keyboarding
noun [U]
IT The ​costs of keyboarding must be ​added to the first ​costs.
(Definition of keyboard from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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