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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 key to solving this problem...
- the key to winning this game
- A guide explaining the symbols or terminology of a map or chart.
- The key 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 key.
- 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.
- A hierarchical scale of musical notes on which a composition is based
- the key of B-flat major
- A device used to transmit Morse code.
- A piece of information (e.g. a passphrase) used to encode or decode a message or messages.
- : In a relational database, a field used as an index into another table (not necessarily unique).
- : A value that uniquely identifies an entry in an associative array.
- : 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 key.
- : kilogram
- He is the key player for his soccer team.
- He is the key witness.
- Important, salient.
- She makes several key points
- 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).
- : (more usually to key in) To enter (information) by typing on a keyboard or keypad.
- Our instructor told us to key in our user IDs.
- To vandalize (a car, etc.) by scratching with an implement such as a key.
- He keyed the car that had taken his parking spot.
- To link (as one might do with a key or legend).
- He hadn't keyed smoking with lung cancer.
- 1960, Richard L. Masland, "Classification of the Epilepsies", in Epilepsia, volume 1, page 516,
- The American Heart Association has prepared their own guide to classification and, keying it with the Standard Nomenclature of Diseases, have done much to encourage a concise yet complete diagnosis.
- To mark or indicate with a symbol indicating membership in a class.
- 1996 January, Garden Dsign Ideas, second printing, Taunton Press, ISBN 1561580791, page 25,
- So I worked on a tissue-paper copy of the perimeter plan, outlining groupings of plants of the same species and keying them with letters for the species.
- 2002, Karen Bromley, Stretching Students' Vocabulary, ISBN 0439288398, page 12,
- Talk about similarities between the words and write them below to the left of the anchor, keying them with a plus sign (+). Talk about the characteristics that set the words apart and list them below the box to the right, keying them with a tilde sign (~).
- 2007, Stephen Blake Mettee, Michelle Doland and Doris Hall, compilers, The American Directory of Writer's Guidelines, 6th ("2007–2008") edition, ISBN 1884956580, page 757,
- Indicate the comparative value of each heading by keying it with a number in pencil, in the left margin, as follows:
- One of a string of small islands.
- "the Florida Keys"