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Meaning of "key-punch" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF KEY-PUNCH

key-punch  [kiː pʌntʃ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF KEY-PUNCH

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Key-Punch is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb key-punch in English.

WHAT DOES KEY-PUNCH MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of key-punch in the English dictionary

The definition of key-punch in the dictionary is to transfer onto punched cards, paper tape, etc, by using a key punch.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO KEY-PUNCH

PRESENT

Present
I key-punch
you key-punch
he/she/it key-punches
we key-punch
you key-punch
they key-punch
Present continuous
I am key-punching
you are key-punching
he/she/it is key-punching
we are key-punching
you are key-punching
they are key-punching
Present perfect
I have key-punched
you have key-punched
he/she/it has key-punched
we have key-punched
you have key-punched
they have key-punched
Present perfect continuous
I have been key-punching
you have been key-punching
he/she/it has been key-punching
we have been key-punching
you have been key-punching
they have been key-punching
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I key-punched
you key-punched
he/she/it key-punched
we key-punched
you key-punched
they key-punched
Past continuous
I was key-punching
you were key-punching
he/she/it was key-punching
we were key-punching
you were key-punching
they were key-punching
Past perfect
I had key-punched
you had key-punched
he/she/it had key-punched
we had key-punched
you had key-punched
they had key-punched
Past perfect continuous
I had been key-punching
you had been key-punching
he/she/it had been key-punching
we had been key-punching
you had been key-punching
they had been key-punching
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will key-punch
you will key-punch
he/she/it will key-punch
we will key-punch
you will key-punch
they will key-punch
Future continuous
I will be key-punching
you will be key-punching
he/she/it will be key-punching
we will be key-punching
you will be key-punching
they will be key-punching
Future perfect
I will have key-punched
you will have key-punched
he/she/it will have key-punched
we will have key-punched
you will have key-punched
they will have key-punched
Future perfect continuous
I will have been key-punching
you will have been key-punching
he/she/it will have been key-punching
we will have been key-punching
you will have been key-punching
they will have been key-punching
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would key-punch
you would key-punch
he/she/it would key-punch
we would key-punch
you would key-punch
they would key-punch
Conditional continuous
I would be key-punching
you would be key-punching
he/she/it would be key-punching
we would be key-punching
you would be key-punching
they would be key-punching
Conditional perfect
I would have key-punch
you would have key-punch
he/she/it would have key-punch
we would have key-punch
you would have key-punch
they would have key-punch
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been key-punching
you would have been key-punching
he/she/it would have been key-punching
we would have been key-punching
you would have been key-punching
they would have been key-punching
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you key-punch
we let´s key-punch
you key-punch
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to key-punch
Past participle
key-punched
Present Participle
key-punching
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH KEY-PUNCH


after-lunch
ˈɑːftəˌlʌntʃ
brunch
brʌntʃ
bunch
bʌntʃ
Bunche
bʌntʃ
clunch
klʌntʃ
counterpunch
ˈkaʊntəˌpʌntʃ
crunch
krʌntʃ
dunch
dʌntʃ
honeybunch
ˈhʌnɪˌbʌntʃ
hunch
hʌntʃ
lunch
lʌntʃ
munch
mʌntʃ
outpunch
ˌaʊtˈpʌntʃ
prelunch
priːˈlʌntʃ
prepunch
priːˈpʌntʃ
punch
pʌntʃ
runch
rʌntʃ
sarpanch
səˈpʌntʃ
scrunch
skrʌntʃ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE KEY-PUNCH

key move
key player
key punch
key ring
key signature
key stage
key up
key worker
key-bugle
key-man assurance
keyboard
keyboard instrument
keyboard operator
keyboard player
keyboard skills
keyboarder
keyboarding
keyboardist
keyboards
keyed bugle

WORDS THAT END LIKE KEY-PUNCH

bell punch
body punch
card punch
centre punch
credit crunch
key punch
launch
milk punch
nail punch
planter´s punch
power lunch
prelaunch
rabbit punch
relaunch
school lunch
soft-launch
staunch
sucker punch
Suffolk punch
Sunday punch

Synonyms and antonyms of key-punch in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «key-punch» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF KEY-PUNCH

Find out the translation of key-punch to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of key-punch from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «key-punch» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

关键的冲
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

clave -punch
570 millions of speakers

English

key-punch
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मुख्य पंच
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الرئيسية لكمة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Ключ -удар
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

key -punch
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কী-মুষ্ট্যাঘাত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

touche -punch
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Key-punch
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Schlüssel -Punch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

キー·パンチ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

키 펀치
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Key-punch
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

key- cú đấm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

முக்கிய பஞ்ச்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कि-पंच
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kart zımbası
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

chiave -punch
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

uderzenie klawisza
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Ключ - удар
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

cheie - pumn
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κλειδί - γροθιά
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

sleutel - punch
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

nyckel - stansen
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

nøkkelhullet
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of key-punch

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «KEY-PUNCH»

The term «key-punch» is regularly used and occupies the 100.628 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «KEY-PUNCH» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «key-punch» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «key-punch» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about key-punch

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «KEY-PUNCH»

Discover the use of key-punch in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to key-punch and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Punched-Card Systems and the Early Information Explosion, ...
This caused the Tabulating Machine Company to buy Peirce's patent in 1922 and Tripp's patent two years later.45 The key punch was the second reverse salient of the Hollerith system, to use Thomas P. Hughes's concept. The problem was ...
Lars Heide, 2009
2
The development of punch card tabulation in the Bureau of ...
CHANGES BETWEEN 1920 AND 1930 The 1930 key punch — First stage. — The major change in machinery and equipment between 1920 and 1930 was the adaptation of the population card to the commercial punch. This took place in ...
Leon Edgar Truesdell, 1965
3
Dictionary of Information Technology
A message encrypted with the public key can be decrypted only with the private key, and a message encrypted with the private key can be decrypted only with the public key. key punch operator A person who operates a key punch machine.
Ramesh Bangia, 2010
4
Office Organisation And Management
Key punch machine. A key punch machine is used to punch the holes in the punched card. The data for punching the holes can be obtained from various documents such as purchase orders, invoices, payment vouchers, inventory reports, etc.
M.E. Thukaram Rao, 2000
5
Cincinnati Magazine
The local victim of the virus is Mrs. Jean Bailey, toiler turned boss of Bailey Key Punch Service, Inc. A former U.S. Government employee, Jean Bailey's story serves as an excellent example of what hard work, faith and a helping hand at the ...
6
Getting New Technologies Together: Studies in Making ...
The tight labor market could not in any case provide that many key punch operators, but perhaps of greater salience to the members of the study group was that key punch technology was seen as "old fashioned." Punch cards and key punch ...
Cornelis Disco, Barend van der Meulen, 1998
7
Precipitation Analysis for Hydrologic Modelin
80-COLUMN CARDS After switching the power on, a MAG TAPE or ALT (key punch) mode is selected. For the operating procedures for transferring data to 80- column cards, the ALT mode is selected. The key punch machine is turned on with ...
8
Computer Programming And Operating Guide
The punching is done by a special key punch type writer which is very similar to the ordinary typewriter. One vertical row (column) is meant for representing one character. The character may be any one of the 26 letters of Roman Script, ...
Shashank Johri
9
Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science: Volume 14 - ...
in the key punch. The machine was called a "transaction machine" by its builders, IBM, but was promptly christened "Punching Judy" by the library staff. Judy's products were mechanically sorted into sequence by accession number to create a ...
Allen Kent, Harold Lancour, Jay E. Daily, 1975
10
Statistical Analysis of Geological Data
Many key-punch operators welcome the challenge to punch difficult copy as a change from routine. For instance, we have had data punched directly from large and illegible mine-assay maps and from old envelopes covered with bloody fish ...
George S. Koch, Richard F. Link, 2002

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «KEY-PUNCH»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term key-punch is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Casey: For want of a digit, she got dinged $35
How often do these key-punch-type errors occur? Could the authority waive the fee, given that it was Susan's first mistake with paying the bill by ... «Roanoke Times, Jul 15»
2
My Turn: Retiree relives special moments on return to Harbor College
It had two technicians to operate it and a key-punch operator to feed it cards with the needed information. The computer room was the only ... «The Daily Breeze, Jul 15»
3
Reevely: Little progress in fixing Ontario's welfare computer woes
“You come in, you studied for years how to work with people, and now you're a key-punch operator,” he said. Burry believes the government is ... «Ottawa Citizen, Jun 15»
4
IT means looking ahead
In that time, he says, he's seen the state of the art in his field go from key-punch cards to the Apple Watch. “We're in a different world now,” he ... «Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, Jun 15»
5
Victor and Theresa Cenci celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary
From 1947 to 1951, she was a key-punch operator for Sperry & Hutchinson in Manhattan, before becoming a homemaker. Her hobbies include ... «SILive.com, Jun 15»
6
Consol Slams EEOC's 'Mark of the Beast' Injunction Bid
... the beast” the reasonable accommodation under Title VII would be the use of the scanner system's key-punch options, thereby bypassing the ... «Law360, Jun 15»
7
Swipin' coppers
... “computer error” because … well, because the mistake had been made when key-punch operators reigned … or whatever. So he pointed the ... «Newfoundland and Labrador Compass, May 15»
8
Annie McCoy
SALLISAW — Annie Lucille McCoy, 72, of Sallisaw died Thursday, March 19, 2015, in Sallisaw. She was a retired key-punch operator and the ... «Times Record, Mar 15»
9
Painted lady
Born in 1942, a working-class girl who left school young, lucky to get a government job as a key-punch operator. Then she got pregnant. «The Saturday Paper, Feb 15»
10
Nearing death, two people offer a journalist and caregiver life lessons
She worked as a key-punch operator until her retirement in the 1990s. She loved opera. Growing up, her children heard her sing around their ... «Los Angeles Times, Dec 14»

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