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English definition of “keynote”

keynote

noun [C]     /ˈkiːnəʊt/
the most important or most obvious part of something: He is a brilliant designer and his keynote is simplicity .
MEETINGS →  keynote address: She was chosen to deliver the keynote.
(Definition of keynote noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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