Meaning of “hot key” in the English Dictionary

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"hot key" in Business English

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hot keynoun [ C ]

or hotkey uk us IT

a key on a computer keyboard that you can press to make a program do something quickly, without having to write full instructions:

A single keystroke sequence, or hot key, can then invoke the actions that you assign to it.

(Definition of “hot key” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)