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key 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Adjective
/kē/,
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keys, plural;
  1. Of paramount or crucial importance
    • - she became a key figure in the suffragette movement
Verb
  1. Enter or operate on (data) by means of a computer keyboard
    • - she keyed in a series of commands
    • - a hacker caused considerable disruption after keying into a vital database
  2. Fasten (something) in position with a pin, wedge, or bolt
    • - the coils may be keyed into the slots by fiber wedges
  3. Make something fit in with or be linked to
    • - this optimism is keyed to the possibility that the U.S. might lead in the research field
  4. Cause someone or something to be in harmony with
    • - to those who are keyed into his lunatic sense of humor, the arrival of any Bergman movie is a major comic event
  5. Roughen (a surface) to help the adhesion of plaster or other material

  6. Word (an advertisement in a particular periodical), typically by varying the form of the address given, so as to identify the publication generating particular responses

  7. Be the crucial factor in achieving
    • - Ewing keyed a 73–35 advantage on the boards with twenty rebounds
  8. Vandalize a car by scraping the paint from it with a key
    • - somebody could key your car and not get punished
Noun
  1. A low-lying island or reef, esp. in the Caribbean


  1. cardinal: serving as an essential component; "a cardinal rule"; "the central cause of the problem"; "an example that was fundamental to the argument"; "computers are fundamental to modern industrial structure"
  2. identify: identify as in botany or biology, for example
  3. metal device shaped in such a way that when it is inserted into the appropriate lock the lock's mechanism can be rotated
  4. provide with a key; "We were keyed after the locks were changed in the building"
  5. something crucial for explaining; "the key to development is economic integration"
  6. pitch of the voice; "he spoke in a low key"
  7. The KeY tool is used in formal verification of Java programs. It accepts both specifications written in JML or OCL to Java source files. These are transformed into theorems of dynamic logic and then compared against program semantics which are likewise defined in terms of dynamic logic. ...
  8. The key, officially referred to as the free throw lane by the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the restricted area by FIBA, and colloquially as the shaded lane and the paint, is an area in a basketball court underneath the basket ...
  9. A chart is a graphical representation of data, in which "the data is represented by symbols, such as bars in a bar chart, lines in a line chart, or slices in a pie chart". A chart can represent tabular numeric data, functions or some kinds of qualitative structures.
  10. The Key is the name of two fictional supervillains in the DC Comics universe.
  11. Key is a Japanese visual novel studio which formed on July 21, 1998 as a brand under the publisher Visual Art's and is located in Kita, Osaka, Japan. ...
  12. A database index is a data structure that improves the speed of data retrieval operations on a database table at the cost of slower writes and increased storage space. ...
  13. An object designed to open and close a lock; An object designed to fit between two other objects (such as a shaft and a wheel) in a mechanism and maintain their relative orientation; A crucial step or requirement; A guide explaining the symbols or terminology of a map or chart; a legend; A guide ...
  14. (keyness) The degree to which something is key to a society; The statistical significance of a keyword's frequency in a given corpus, relative to a reference corpus
  15. (Keys) Notches on a memory module that help prevent it from being installed incorrectly or into an incompatible system.
  16. (keys()) Returns an enumeration of the keys in this dictionary.
  17. (keys) Return a OrderedCollection containing the receiver's keys.
  18. (Keys) Guests are given the keys to the entrance door of the Guesthouse and to their room. These keys must be returned at the time of checkout. We will charge you for any keys which are not returned.
  19. (5-Keys) Procedures, Grounding, Rubber Gloves, Cover Up, Leadership.
  20. (KEYS) Common LDS term denoting the power and authority of the priesthood. “Two different usages of the term keys are found in the revelations. One has references to the directive powers whereby the Church or kingdom and all its organizations are governed…. ...
  21. (KEYS) Lexton Property Services Ltd must hold keys and be able to show a prospective tenant the property immediately. Where this is not possible tenants will usually be suited elsewhere. No Landlord or Tenant is always available to allow access.
  22. (KEYS) PASSES: Some properties have keyless entry locks, if not you are issued 2 sets of keys. As these are privately owned properties, you are responsible for lost keys. The unit must be rekeyed in the event that keys are lost, misplaced, or non-returned keys. ...
  23. (KEYS) Power to open or shut, hence a symbol of authority.
  24. (KEYS) Should a guest require duplicate keys after hours a $100 service fee will be charged. If no spare key is available guests may be liable for any costs involved in gaining entry to the premises. Guests must not break in or attempt to break into premises when locked out.
  25. (Keys (of a mold)) The series of notches and bumps carved in the excess plaster around the cavity of the mold to !nsure a proper fit.