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"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 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/
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"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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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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