membrane keyboard

Definitions

Computing

  • noun a keyboard that uses a thin plastic or rubber sheet with key shapes moulded into it. When the user presses on a key, it activates a pressure sensor.

Electronics

  • A computer keyboard in which pressure-sensitive keys are pressed through a plastic or rubber sheet which covers all keys. Usually used in environments where dust, grease, or other contaminants might otherwise enter and harm the inner keyboard components.
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