- a card containing a set of manufacturing specifications and requirements, used to regulate the supply of components
- a coordinated manufacturing system using such cards
verb (keeps, keeping, kept)
- The main tower of a castle or fortress, located within the castle walls.
- Noun, Support.
- He works as a cobbler's apprentice for his .
- (Middle English) note; take keep take note
- And shame it is, if a preest take <br>A shiten shepherde and a clene sheep CHAUCER G.P. 503-4
- (transitive) To maintain possession of.
- I a small stock of painkillers for emergencies.
- (transitive) To preserve.
- I my specimens under glass to protect them.
- (transitive) To remain in, to be confined to.
- 1605, w:William_Shakespeare, William Shakespeare, King Lear, III.ii,
- :The wrathful skies
- :Gallow the very wanderers of the dark
- :And make them their caves.
- (transitive) To restrain.
- I my brother out of trouble by keeping him away from his friends and hard at work.
- (intransitive) To continue.
- I taking the tablets, but to no avail.
- (context, intransitive, cricket) To act as wicket-keeper.
- Godfrey Evans kept for England for many years.
- An object designed to open and close a lock.
- An object designed to fit between two other objects (such as a shaft and a wheel) in a mechanism and maintain the orientation between them.
- A crucial step or requirement.
- the to solving this problem...
- the to winning this game
- A guide explaining the symbols or terminology of a map or chart.
- The says that A stands for the accounting department.
- One of several small, usually square buttons on a typewriter or computer keyboard, most of which generally correspond to a particular character.
- Press the Escape .
- One of a number of rectangular moving parts on a piano or musical keyboard, each causing a particular sound or note to be produced.
- One of various levers on a musical instrument used to select notes, such as a lever opening a hole on a woodwind.
- (music) A hierarchical scale of musical notes on which a composition is based
- the of B-flat major
- A device used to transmit Morse code.
- (cryptography) A piece of information (e.g. a passphrase) used to encode or decode a message or messages.
- (computing): In a database, a field of a relation constrained to be unique.
- (computing): In a database, a field in a record that is used as a search argument (but is not necessarily unique).
- (computing): A value that uniquely identifies an entry in an associative array.
- (basketball): The free-throw lane together with the circle surrounding the freethrow line, the freethrow lane having formerly been narrower, giving the area the shape of a skeleton key hole.
- He shoots from the top of the .
- (slang): kilogram
- To fit (a lock) with a key.
- To fit (pieces of a mechanical assembly) with a key to maintain the orientation between them.
- (telegraphy and radio telegraphy) To depress (a telegraph key).
- (radio) To operate (the transmitter switch of a two-way radio).
- (computing): (more usually to key in) To enter (information) by typing on a keyboard or keypad.
- Our instructor told us to in our user IDs.
- (colloquial) To use a key as a tool of convenience.
- He keyed the car that had taken his parking spot.
- He is the player for his soccer team.
- He is the witness.
- Important, salient.
- She makes several points
- (Economics) Of or pertaining to an economic theory based on the ideas of w:John Maynard Keynes, John Maynard Keynes, as put forward in his book w:The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money, The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money, published in 1936 in response to the Great Depression of the 1930s.
- (countable) a payment; especially an illegal one
- (uncountable) recoil
verb (kit, ing)
- A bird of prey with long wings and weak legs that mostly feeds on carrion and spends long periods soaring.
- A heavier than air object which fly, flies in the air by obtaining lift from wind, and is tethered by a line or a string.
- (context, geometry) A quadrilateral having two pairs of edges of equal length, the edges of each pair being consecutive.
- (context, slang) An aircraft, or aeroplane.
- rare: To fly a kite (usually used with go.)
- I'm going kiting this weekend