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- adj. Resembling a typewriter or some aspect of one.
U-boat captains used sophisticated little Enigma machines, each with a complex system of three rotors and a typewriterlike keyboard, to encode and decode messages.
Because the keyboards and other paraphernalia now available for keyboarding text into machine-readable form were not yet available, we used typewriterlike machines that produced a continuous punched paper tape, each key depression producing a discrete code.