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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An input device, sometimes part of a standard computer keyboard, consisting of a separate grid of numerical and function keys arranged for efficient data entry.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A small board with keys primarily used for tactile input into a machine.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a keyboard that is a data input device for computers; arrangement of keys is modelled after the typewriter keyboard

Etymologies

From key +‎ pad. (Wiktionary)

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