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- 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
- A set of keys used to operate a typewriter, computer etc.
- (music) A component of many instruments including the piano, organ, and harpsichord consisting of usually black and white keys that cause different tones to be produced when struck.
- (music) A device with keys of a musical keyboard, used to control electronic sound-producing devices which may be built into or separate from the keyboard device.
- (intransitive) To type on a computer keyboard.
- Keyboarding is the part of this job I hate the most.
- A small board with keys primarily used for tactile input into a machine.
- Many laptop computers have special function keys which turn part of the alphabetical keyboard into a numerical .
verb to keypunch
- (computing) A device, in which one or a combination of keys are pressed to punch holes in punched cards or paper tape that correspond to a particular character
- (computing) an electric machine with a keyboard that has the same function
- To use such a device or machine
noun a (plural: keystrokes)
- The act of pressing an input key; a keypress on a computer keyboard or a typewriter, or a similar input device.
- A killer application.
- 1024 (210) bits
- (rarely) 1000 bits
- (computing) a unit of storage capacity, 1024 (210) bytes : kibibyte
- (rarely) 1000 bytes, though this is the technically accurate definition as an SI unit.
verb (kludges, kludged, kludged, kludging)
- (context, electronics engineering) an improvised device, usually crudely constructed. Typically used to test the validity of a principle before doing a finished design.
- (context, general) any construction or practice, typically inelegant, designed to solve a problem temporarily or expediently
- (software) an amalgamated mass of totally unrelated parts forming a distressing whole from the Datamation article mentioned in the Usage Note below
- to build or use a kludge