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Kanban Tweet Definition of Kanban Like Definition of Kanban on Facebook
  1. a card containing a set of manufacturing specifications and requirements, used to regulate the supply of components
  2. a coordinated manufacturing system using such cards
keep Tweet Definition of keep Like Definition of keep on Facebook
  1. The main tower of a castle or fortress, located within the castle walls.
  2. support
    1. Noun, Support.
    He works as a cobbler's apprentice for his .
    1. (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
verb (keeps, keeping, kept)
  1. (transitive) To maintain possession of.
I a small stock of painkillers for emergencies.
  1. (transitive) To preserve.
I my specimens under glass to protect them.
  1. (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.
      1. (transitive) To restrain.
      I my brother out of trouble by keeping him away from his friends and hard at work.
      1. (intransitive) To continue.
      I taking the tablets, but to no avail.
      1. (context, intransitive, cricket) To act as wicket-keeper.
      Godfrey Evans kept for England for many years.
key Tweet Definition of key Like Definition of key on Facebook
  1. An object designed to open and close a lock.
  2. 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.
  3. A crucial step or requirement.
the to solving this problem...
the to winning this game
  1. A guide explaining the symbols or terminology of a map or chart.
The says that A stands for the accounting department.
  1. 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 .
  1. One of a number of rectangular moving parts on a piano or musical keyboard, each causing a particular sound or note to be produced.
  2. One of various levers on a musical instrument used to select notes, such as a lever opening a hole on a woodwind.
  3. (music) A hierarchical scale of musical notes on which a composition is based
the of B-flat major
  1. A device used to transmit Morse code.
  2. (cryptography) A piece of information (e.g. a passphrase) used to encode or decode a message or messages.
  3. (computing): In a database, a field of a relation constrained to be unique.
  4. (computing): In a database, a field in a record that is used as a search argument (but is not necessarily unique).
  5. (computing): A value that uniquely identifies an entry in an associative array.
  6. (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 .
  1. (slang): kilogram
  1. To fit (a lock) with a key.
  2. To fit (pieces of a mechanical assembly) with a key to maintain the orientation between them.
  3. (telegraphy and radio telegraphy) To depress (a telegraph key).
  4. (radio) To operate (the transmitter switch of a two-way radio).
  5. (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.
  1. (colloquial) To use a key as a tool of convenience.
He keyed the car that had taken his parking spot.
  1. Indispensable.
He is the player for his soccer team.
He is the witness.
  1. Important, salient.
She makes several points
Keynesian Tweet Definition of Keynesian Like Definition of Keynesian on Facebook
  1. (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.
kickback Tweet Definition of kickback Like Definition of kickback on Facebook
  1. (countable) a payment; especially an illegal one
  2. (uncountable) recoil
kite Tweet Definition of kite Like Definition of kite on Facebook
  1. A bird of prey with long wings and weak legs that mostly feeds on carrion and spends long periods soaring.
  2. 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.
  3. (context, geometry) A quadrilateral having two pairs of edges of equal length, the edges of each pair being consecutive.
  4. (context, slang) An aircraft, or aeroplane.
verb (kit, ing)
  1. rare: To fly a kite (usually used with go.)
I'm going kiting this weekend

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