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kakistocracy Tweet Definition of kakistocracy Like Definition of kakistocracy on Facebook
noun (kakistocracies)
  1. Government under the control of a nation's worst or least-qualified citizens.
kamikaze Tweet Definition of kamikaze Like Definition of kamikaze on Facebook
noun
  1. An attack requiring the suicide of the one carrying it out, especially when done with an aircraft.
  2. One who makes such an attack.
key Tweet Definition of key Like Definition of key on Facebook
noun
  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
verb
  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.
adjective
  1. Indispensable.
He is the player for his soccer team.
He is the witness.
  1. Important, salient.
She makes several points
keynote Tweet Definition of keynote Like Definition of keynote on Facebook
noun
  1. (Music:) the note on which a musical key is based
  2. the main theme of a speech, a written work, or a conference
  3. a "keynote speech" or "keynote address" is a speech that sets the main theme of a conference or other gathering
keynoter Tweet Definition of keynoter Like Definition of keynoter on Facebook
noun
  1. a speaker who delivers the keynote speech of a conference
King Tweet Definition of King Like Definition of King on Facebook
proper noun
  1. An English and Scottish surname; a nickname for someone who either acted as if he were a king or had worked in the king's household
kingdom Tweet Definition of kingdom Like Definition of kingdom on Facebook
noun
  1. A nation having as supreme ruler a king and/or queen.
  2. (context, biology, taxonomy) A rank in the classification of organisms, below domain and above phylum; a taxon at that rank (e.g. the plant kingdom, the animal kingdom)
kingly Tweet Definition of kingly Like Definition of kingly on Facebook
adjective
  1. majestic, Majestic and regal.
adverb
  1. In a royal manner.
kingship Tweet Definition of kingship Like Definition of kingship on Facebook
noun
  1. The dignity, rank or office of a king; the state of being a king
  2. A monarchy
  3. The territory or dominion of a king; a kingdom
Knesset Tweet Definition of Knesset Like Definition of Knesset on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The Israeli parliament, located in Jerusalem.
Kremlinology Tweet Definition of Kremlinology Like Definition of Kremlinology on Facebook
noun
  1. The study of the internal politics of the high members of the government of the USSR.
  2. The study of the internal politics of any powerful and secretive organization.

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