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English definition of “escape”

escape

noun [U] (COMPUTER)    /ɪˈskeɪp/ (also escape key, written abbreviation Esc) specialized
the key on a computer keyboard that allows you to leave a particular screen and return to the previous one or to interrupt a process: Press Esc to return to the main menu.Operating computers
(Definition of escape noun (COMPUTER) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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