T9 text input

Definition

Electronics

  • A feature of handheld devices such as cell phones and PDAs, which simplifies entering text by displaying words that may be spelled by a given sequence of letters typed using a telephone keypad. For example, entering 7-8-6 would display run or multiple possible matches, from which a user could choose the desired word. Its abbreviation is T9.
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