A set of keys isolated from the main character keys on a computer keyboard. These include the numbers 0 through 9 as well as the Home key, NUM Lock key, Pg. UP and Down Keys, Arrows up, down, left and right keys, a D/L key, Ins key, and End key. The functions of the keys on the numeric keypad depend on whether the pad is in numeric mode or cursor control mode. Numeric mode is activated by pressing the NUM Lock key. Numeric mode allows the user to work with numbers, while cursor mode allows for the use of the arrow keys to move the cursor around the screen.
The number keys, on the right side of the Apple IIgs keyboard, that are laid out like the keys on an adding machine. You can use them interchangeably with the number keys on the top row of the keyboard. Also known as keypad.
A numeric keypad, or numpad for short, is the small, palm-sized, seventeen key section of a computer keyboard, usually on the very far right. The numpad features digits 0 to 9, addition (+), subtraction (-), multiplication (*) and division (/) symbols, a decimal point (.) and Num Lock and Enter keys. Laptop keyboards often do not have a numpad section.