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Keyboard
2010-09-10 14:54:21

A keyboard is an arrangement of buttons or keys that act as mechanical levers or electronic switches to input data into computers. Despite the development of alternative input devices, the keyboard is still the most commonly used and most versatile device used for direct input into computers. A keyboard typically has letters, numbers, and signs printed on the keys. Each press of a key...

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upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.