- (written as Dvorak Keyboard)A keyboard format which is substantially more economically sound than the standard QWERTY format. The QWERTY keyboard was originally designed to slow down a typist as much as possible, as the typewriters then would jam when even modest typing speeds were attained. A Dvorak Keyboard places the keys of each character in a manner which allows for greatly reduced finger travel, in addition to promoting the use of all fingers of both hands when typing, among other benefits.
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- noun a keyboard with frequently used keys placed near the centre for quicker typing