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qwerty

using an older system or product when a newer one would be better (derived from the arrangement of typewriter keys)

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QWER·TY

 (kwûr′tē)

adj.

Of, relating to, or designating the traditional configuration of computer or typewriter keyboard keys.


[From the first six letters at the upper left.]

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qwerty

(ˈkwɜːtɪ) or

QWERTY keyboard

n

(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) the standard English language typewriter keyboard layout with the characters q, w, e, r, t, and y positioned on the top row of alphabetic characters at the left side of the keyboard

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QWERTY

(ˈkwɜr ti, ˈkwɛr-)

adj.

of or noting the standard typewriter or computer keyboard with q, w, e, r, t, and y being the first six of the top row of letters, starting from the left.

[1925–30]

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