Adjective "keypunch" definition and examples

(Keypunch may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


A device for transferring data by means of punched holes or notches on a series of cards or paper tape.
  1. 'I think letting people use a keypunch & sorter is a great idea, however untrained operators may cause you to get a lot of card jams & damage your machines.'
  2. 'However the accompanying text still tells of using keypunches and verifiers to ensure that the data is entered correctly.'
  3. 'We still have an IBM card reader, card punch, a couple of 083 sorters, and a couple of 129 keypunches.'
  4. 'Keypunches and printers with adequate character sets didn't exist.'
  5. 'Walk into a state-of-the-art data center, and the stark, white-tile, raised-floor visage doesn't appear substantially changed from the days of keypunches and paper tape.'
  6. 'This worked fine on the old keypunches that punched each column as you typed it, but the newer keypunches waited until you finished the 80th column and then punched the entire card.'
  7. 'When the library was started, the Stanford University computing center was a little building with keypunch machines and a line printer.'


Put (data) into the form of punched cards or paper tape with a keypunch.
  1. 'With this in mind, think of all the time logisticians have spent over the years looking up codes, determining addresses, handwriting or keypunching data, or supervising those who perform these tasks.'
  2. 'The first step in that effort, managed by Hal Malchow, who is now a leader in political direct mail technology, was to build a voter file, mostly by keypunching paper lists from the targeted counties.'
  3. 'Gloria's first job, fresh out of high school, was to keypunch data secured from dairy barns around the state.'
  4. 'Twenty-one cubic feet of these forms have been keypunched as a statistical sample.'
  5. 'Data are keypunched and run through a series of computer checks.'
  6. '‘Tickets went into a bucket at the top of the jetway and were boxed and keypunched in Juarez, Mexico,’ says Kellner.'
  7. 'Another difference among the states is in the precision with which location of catch data are keypunched.'
  8. 'Each entry then had to be keypunched by one of the clerks, who kept us on a strict schedule so she didn't get behind in her other important work.'

More definitions

1. Also, key punch. Also called card punch. a machine, operated by a keyboard, for coding information by punching holes in cards or paper tape in specified patterns. verb (used with object)

2. to punch holes in (a punch card or paper tape), using a keypunch.

3. to insert (data) into a computer by means of a keypunch: to keypunch code numbers.

More examples(as adjective)

"operators can be keypunch."