Meaning of “keyboard” in the English Dictionary

"keyboard" in British English

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keyboardnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkiː.bɔːd/ us /ˈkiː.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 musical instrument such as a piano

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keyboardverb [ I or T ]

uk /ˈkiː.bɔːd/ us /ˈkiː.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 keys arranged in rows that you use to operate a computer

keyboard noun [ C ] (MUSICAL INSTRUMENT)

a musical instrument 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 /ˈkiːbɔːd/ us

IT the board with a set of keys on a computer, etc. to type information 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 /ˈkiːbɔːd/ us

IT to put information into a computer using a keyboard:

Who is going to keyboard all the data?
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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)