key word

noun
1. a word that is used as a pattern to decode an encrypted message
Hypernyms: ↑key
2. a significant word used in indexing or cataloging
Hypernyms: ↑word
Part Holonyms: ↑index

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noun
: a word that is a key:
a. : a word exemplifying the meaning or value of a letter or symbol (as then in the statement “th- as in then”)
b. : a word used as a cipher key: as
(1) : a word that governs a transposition procedure
(2) : a word from which a mixed alphabet is derived
(3) : a word repeated to form a keying sequence

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key|word or key word «kee wurd»,
1. a word, such as a head word or entry word, that serves as a guide to find other words, articles, or topics in a list.
2. a word used for computer searching or information retrieval that is relevant to the content of a document or file.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • key|word — or key word «kee wurd», 1. a word, such as a head word or entry word, that serves as a guide to find other words, articles, or topics in a list. 2. a word used for computer searching or information retrieval that is relevant to the content of a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • key word — atsarginis žodis statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. key word; reserves word vok. reserviertes Wort, n rus. зарезервированное слово, n pranc. mot réservé, m …   Automatikos terminų žodynas

  • key word — noun Date: 1859 a word that is a key: as a. a word exemplifying the meaning or value of a letter or symbol b. (usually keyword) a significant word from a title or document used especially as an index to content …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • key word — important word, word from a title or document used as an index to content …   English contemporary dictionary

  • key·word — /ˈkiːˌwɚd/ noun, pl words [count] : a word that is used to find information in a piece of writing, in a computer document, or on the Internet She typed the keywords “Medieval” and “medicine” into the search engine and pulled up a lot of results.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Key word — Ключевое слово; Колонтитул, направляющее слово …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • Key Word in Context — KWIC is an acronym for Key Word In Context, the most common format for concordance lines. The term KWIC was first coined by Hans Peter Luhn. [Manning, C. D., Schütze, H.: Foundations of Statistical Natural Language Processing , p.35. The MIT… …   Wikipedia

  • Key-Word-Protokoll 2000 — Dieser Artikel oder Abschnitt bedarf einer Überarbeitung. Näheres ist auf der Diskussionsseite angegeben. Hilf mit, ihn zu verbessern, und entferne anschließend diese Markierung. KWP2000, eine Abkürzung für Key Word Protokoll 2000, ist ein… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Key Word Protokoll 2000 — Dieser Artikel oder Abschnitt bedarf einer Überarbeitung. Näheres ist auf der Diskussionsseite angegeben. Hilf mit, ihn zu verbessern, und entferne anschließend diese Markierung. KWP2000, eine Abkürzung für Key Word Protokoll 2000, ist ein… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • key — [OE] The Old English ancestor of key was cǣg. This produced a modern English word which to begin with was pronounced to rhyme with bay, and its present day pronunciation, rhyming with bee, did not come to the fore until the 18th century. No one… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

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