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key noun

  /ki/ , /kiː/ , [cʰi̞i̯] , [kʲʰi̞i̯]
  • device designed to open and close a lock
  • cryptography: piece of information used to encode or decode
  • crucial step
  • computing: field in a record used as a search argument
  • computing: value uniquely identifying entry in associative array
  • computing: field of a database constrained to be unique
  • device used to transmit Morse code
clé, clef
  • button on a typewriter or computer keyboard
  • part of a piano or musical keyboard
touche
  • scale of musical notes
tonalité, clef
  • small guide explaining symbols or terminology
légende, clef

key adjective

  /ki/ , /kiː/ , [cʰi̞i̯] , [kʲʰi̞i̯]
  • indispensable
clé, clef
  • important
clé

key noun

  /ki/ , /kiː/ , [cʰi̞i̯] , [kʲʰi̞i̯]
  • small island
caye

keyed

à clé

Kei

kei

keying

clavetage
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