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verb[NO OBJECT]often as noun touch-typing
Type using all one's fingers and without looking at the keys.
- ‘Oliver Letwin, the Shadow Home Secretary, said teaching officers to touch-type would be a valuable weapon in the fight against lawlessness and disorder.’
- ‘After two failed attempts to teach myself to touch-type on another machine, investing in my own obliged me to get serious and stick with the exercises for a month until I had disciplined my fingers to find the keys without looking.’
- ‘Based on an algorithm, it determines the minimum distance that one's fingers need to travel while touch-typing a typical English text.’
- ‘This led her to buy a computer on which to learn to touch-type but instead she began creative writing.’
- ‘It's not as if the world has been overrun with people who have evolved long, spindly, super-springy fingers to touch-type on traditional keyboards, after all.’
- ‘I think it's developed as I used to touch-type, then developed a right-hand style which only uses 3 fingers when I had a trapped nerve problem.’
- ‘It enables you to assign keywords to commonly-used blocks of text, allowing you to type at amazing speed, without worrying about touch-typing or typos.’
- ‘After meeting face-to-face, a trail of text messages continues the conversation as friends disperse in trains, buses and on foot, nimble thumbs touch-typing on numeric keypads.’
- ‘All of which is to say, yes, J.H., we should be circumspect about any relationship in which the main activity on the first date is touch-typing.’
- ‘I just recently explained why I can't touch-type.’
- ‘Mr Morley's varied career continued when in 1941 he was posted to Egypt, where he was taught to touch-type in a converted bus and then posted to Heliopolis, where he was part of a team handling vital war correspondence.’
- ‘OK, this will be an experiment to see how good I am at touch-typing.’
- ‘All the keys were covered and there was a poster of the keyboard on the blackboard so we could learn to touch-type.’
- ‘Going from touch-typing to… touching can be a big step.’
- ‘Later on, she taught me five-finger touch-typing, for which I am every day grateful.’
- ‘I already knew how to touch-type - first step, I thought, to becoming a writer - and I persuaded my employers to let me learn to use their Compugraphic photo-setting equipment.’
- ‘Unless you have very small hands, you will also struggle to touch-type because of the closely spaced, flimsy-looking keys.’
- ‘He has large-print books and is being taught to touch-type.’
- ‘Despite being forced to learn Typing in high school for three years, I can't touch-type.’
- ‘I want to be able to touch-type, and these new machines are too small for this.’
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