One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
verbmiskeying, miskeyed, miskeys[with object]
Key (a word or piece of data) into a computer or other machine incorrectly.
- ‘I thought maybe I had miskeyed something and gone back a page, but I tried it again with the same results.’
- ‘Where any breach occurs unintentionally, for example through miskeying or during the course of an authorized use, the use shall be discontinued at once.’
- ‘You may have miskeyed the document number.’
- ‘If you accidentally activate this security feature by unintentionally miskeying a password three times, you would need to contact the Bank to re-establish the password for that account.’
- ‘But it seems that a trader at a US investment bank miskeyed an entry for a trade at the close of business.’
- ‘The recesses aid in alignment of the user's finger to prevent miskeying of other keys.’
- ‘A bettor places a $50 win at the last second and the teller miskeys the ticket as a $500 or $5000 win.’
- ‘About 99% of those errors are caused by minor system problems or people miskeying addresses.’
- ‘Suppose you bought your insurance, but your insurer has miskeyed one number in your Vehicle Identification Number.’
- ‘Prior to final scoring, a key validation process is conducted to determine if any answers have been miskeyed or need to be modified.’
- ‘Checking for items that you may have overlooked or miskeyed is a good place to start.’
- ‘Otherwise, manual addition of the accession date, with all its potential for miskeying, will be necessary.’
- ‘It can also reduce the labor associated with manually keying in the information and the time spent on errors caused by miskeying the data.’
- ‘Crucially, as all the dimensions are set at an early phase, there will be no need to enter these figures again, so errors through miskeying data are avoided.’
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