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Significado de “key” - Diccionario Inglés

Significado de "key" - Diccionario Inglés

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keynoun [C]

uk   /kiː/  us   /kiː/
  • key noun [C] (LOCK)

A1 a piece of metal that has been cut into a special shape and is used for opening or closing a lock, starting a car engine, etc.: car/door keys

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  • key noun [C] (PART)

B2 any of the set of moving parts that you press with your fingers on a computer keyboard, or musical instrument to produce letters, numbers, symbols, or musical notes

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  • key noun [C] (SYMBOLS)

a list of the symbols used in a map or book with explanations of what they mean

keyadjective

uk   /kiː/  us   /kiː/

keyverb [T]

uk   /kiː/  us   /kiː/
to intentionally damage a car by scratching its paint using a key: Someone keyed his Porsche.
(Definition of key from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Significado de "key" - Diccionario Inglés Americano

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keynoun

 us   /ki/
  • key noun (METAL SHAPE)

[C] a piece of metal cut into a special shape to fit into a lock where it can be turned to open something, such as a door, or to start something, such as a car engine: I put the key into the ignition.
  • key noun (MOVABLE PART)

[C] any of the set of movable parts that you press with your fingers on a computer or other machine to produce letters, numbers, or symbols, or on a musical instrument to produce sound: piano keys Press the shift key to write in capital letters.
  • key noun (IMPORTANT PART)

[U] the most important part of achieving something or explaining a situation: Revision is the key to good writing.
  • key noun (MUSICAL NOTES)

music [C] a set of musical notes based on one particular note: the key of C
  • key noun (LIST OF SYMBOLS)

[C] a list of the symbols used in a map or book with explanations of what they mean: The key is printed at the bottom of the page.
key
adjective  us   /ki/
Deception is a key element of military strategy.
(Definition of key from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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keynoun [C]

uk   us   /kiː/
IT any of the set of moving parts that you press with your fingers on a computer, etc. to produce letters, numbers, or symbols: Press any key to continue.
GRAPHS & CHARTS a list of the symbols used in a map, chart, or book with explanations of what they mean: For an explanation of these symbols, see key below.
the key (to sth)
the best or only way to achieve something: The key is to prioritize your work, and to keep to your schedule. Hard work is the key to success. A focus on training is often the key to unlocking potential.

keyadjective

uk   us   /kiː/
very important and having a lot of influence on people or things: The control of inflation is a key component of the government's economic policy. a key factor key to sth Education is key to the country's success. Getting the budget right is absolutely key.

keyverb [I or T]

uk   us   /kiː/
IT to put information into a computer or a machine using a keyboard, or to spend time doing this work: All the data will then need to be keyed. She spends most of her time keying.
(Definition of key from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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