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Princeton's WordNet

  1. typing, typewritingnoun

    writing done with a typewriter


  1. typingnoun

    Assigning or classification by type.

  2. typingnoun

    the act of typing on a keyboard.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Typing

    of Type


  1. Typing

    Typing is the process of writing or inputting text by pressing keys on a typewriter, keyboard, cell phone, or a calculator. It can be distinguished from other means of text input, such as handwriting and speech recognition. The world's first typist was Lillian Sholes from Wisconsin. She was the daughter of Christopher Sholes, the man who invented the first practical typewriter. User interface features such as spell checker, autocomplete, and autoreplace serve to facilitate and speed up typing and to prevent or correct errors the typist may make.

Editors Contribution

  1. typingverb

    Verb form of the word type.

    The typing speed was amazing, when we touch type our typing speed is so productive.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 12, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of typing in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of typing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of typing in a Sentence

  1. The IG:

    Comey said he had a secure FBI laptop waiting for him in his FBI vehicle and that when he got into the vehicle, he was handed the laptop and began typing as the vehicle moved.

  2. Sacha Pfeiffer:

    All along the process, I'd hear from her by phone, by text, by email. Even on set sometimes, I'd get text messages saying 'Now, would you have taken notes in a notebook or by typing on a computer?' so all along the way I got an inside look at how much she cared about the details, how much she wanted to be accurate and it was a window to me on to how hard really good actors work.

  3. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius:

    Trust was created, it was this trust that got things done. The text is very complicated and very long etcetera, and in the last version of the text, the stenographers made a typing error... Instead of saying - as in the two previous versions - that the parties 'should' do this and that, 'shall.' was written.

  4. Damion Hickman:

    I try to discourage direct donations, I don't want people to think we're trying to make money off the kid, we certainly appreciate it and I realize it makes people feel good; 99% of the comments say how inspiring it is. But a fraction of the comments say 'the kid is a marketing tool for a mom and dad business' and we just try not to read them. I started typing a response once and stopped. I feel it's not worth it.

  5. An English Professor, Ohio University:

    I am returning this otherwise good typing paper to you because someone has printed gibberish all over it and put your name at the top.

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  • Maschinenschreiben, TippenGerman
  • tecleadoSpanish
  • typage, dactylographieFrench
  • clóscríbhneoireachtIrish
  • classificazione, digitazioneItalian
  • タイプ, タイピングJapanese
  • дактилографијаMacedonian
  • tastareRomanian
  • машинопись, дактилография, печатание, печатание на машинке, типированиеRussian

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