Typing is the act of writing using a keyboard. If you're sick of writing out your English papers by hand, you might want to take a typing class.

Back in the 1880s, typing meant writing with a typewriter. Today, typing is more likely to refer to entering text on a computer or smartphone. When you're typing, you can use the "hunt and peck" method, in which you push keys one at a time while looking at the keyboard. A typing teacher can help you master touch typing, in which you memorize where each key is, use every finger, and don't need to look at the keyboard.

Definitions of typing
  1. noun
    writing done with a typewriter
    synonyms: typewriting
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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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