Writing by pushing keys on a keyboard is typewriting. If your handwriting is so messy that no one can read it, you might want to try typewriting your essay instead.

Since the invention and popular use of the typewriter in the second part of the 1800s, typewriting (or typing) has been a fast way to write and produce a professional-looking document. Over the years, use of typewriters has declined with the rise of computers, and today most typewriting is done on a nearly silent keyboard rather than a clattering typewriter.

Definitions of typewriting
  1. noun
    writing done with a typewriter
    synonyms: typing
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    typing that leaves alternate lines blank
    typing that does not leave lines blank
    typing that leaves two lines blank between lines of typing
    touch system, touch typing
    typewriting in which the fingers are trained to hit particular keys; typist can read and type at the same time
    type of:
    letters or symbols that are written or imprinted on a surface to represent the sounds or words of a language
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