keystroke








noun

  1. one stroke of any key on a machine operated by a keyboard, as a typewriter, computer terminal, or Linotype: I can do 3000 keystrokes an hour.

noun

  1. a single operation of the mechanism of a typewriter or keyboard-operated typesetting machine by the action of a key
n.

1902, from key (n.1) + stroke (n.). Not in common use until the rise of computers. As a verb, by 1966 (implied in keystroking).

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