hot key Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"hot key" in British English

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hot keynoun [C]

uk   us   specialized
a ​key that ​starts a ​particularcomputerprogram or ​causes a ​series of ​actions to be ​performedautomatically, sometimes when used in ​combination with another ​key
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(Definition of hot key from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"hot key" in Business English

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hot keynoun [C]

(or hotkey) uk   us   IT
a ​key on a ​computerkeyboard that you can ​press to make a ​program do something quickly, without having to write ​fullinstructions: 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)
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