Definition of typing in English:

typing

noun

  • 1The action or skill of writing something by means of a typewriter or computer.

    ‘they learned shorthand and typing’
    [as modifier] ‘typing errors’
    • ‘Then he turned to the computer and took up his typing from where he left off.’
    • ‘With increasing use of their personal computers and typing of their own reports and theses men showed symptoms as well.’
    • ‘But that, I suppose, is my fault - the result of indulging in generational typing.’
    • ‘But for now you'll have to send your personal typing to the pool.’
    • ‘When I write a paper, the eye-hand skills of typing on a keyboard are largely implicit and out of awareness as I focus on the ideas I am trying to formulate.’
    • ‘Thanks to everyone who contributed articles and photographs and those who helped with research and typing.’
    • ‘Cory stopped typing and scrolled up the page to read what he had just wrote.’
    • ‘She could write 134 words a minute on a good day, as she liked to say, and she rarely made errors in her typing.’
    • ‘So for me, typing is a pleasure on this keyboard.’
    • ‘This is a computer-intensive show - plenty of typing and frowning.’
    • ‘With the widespread and still growing use of personal computers, typing has become an indispensable part of our ordinary lives.’
    • ‘Then after the golden moment was heard rapid typing of keys on a computer and electronic buzzes and sounds emitting from within.’
    • ‘It's just finding the time to sit at the computer and do the actual typing.’
    • ‘The space bar on the left works well and typing is somewhere between thumb typing and proper typing.’
    • ‘The convoy stopped, and Sergeant Jones was busy typing on his text message system, one of five communication alternatives.’
    • ‘She turned off her computer with the typing of a few buttons, and then stood up and went past her, holding the door open for her.’
    • ‘This makes filling out forms, writing e-mail and typing in Web addresses much easier.’
    • ‘Margery worked as a clerk for British Rail and was a dab hand at shorthand and typing.’
    • ‘Regardless of whether she enjoyed the menial work of typing or selling or waitressing or clerking, she at least had freedom of movement to a degree.’
    • ‘The personnel officer did not give a hoot about her typing or shorthand, but liked that she spoke French and had done volunteer work for the British Red Cross.’
    • ‘He took a quick sip of water from a glass on his desk then resumed typing.’
    • ‘I suggest less typing and more researching that would reveal why some more established members of this forum are not posting, having covered a volume of material already.’
    • ‘But she did evening classes in shorthand and typing just because she wanted to learn more skills.’
    1. 1.1 Writing produced by typing.
      ‘five pages of typing’
      • ‘The monitor was 52 columns wide; when your typing reached the end of a line the display shifted left.’
      • ‘Jerzy Grotowsky is cited among her influences, and Laurie Anderson is the subject of a lengthy and insightful page of typing.’
      • ‘Better stop, because your home page address will be inserted in the middle of your typing.’
      • ‘I think the sub editors would be most annoyed at his inability to properly operate a keyboard, given the quality of the typing in the email he sends to his ‘fans’.’
      • ‘And what is this keyboard with no ink reel and paper feed for my typing?’
      office, desk, back-room
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Pronunciation:

typing

/ˈtīpiNG/