Definition - key

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key
  1. the central building block at the top of an arch or vault
  2. harmonize with or adjust to; "key one's actions to the voters' prevailing attitude"
  3. mechanical device used to wind another device that is driven by a spring (as a clock)
  4. regulate the musical pitch of
  5. pitch of the voice; "he spoke in a low key"
  6. identify as in botany or biology, for example
  7. something crucial for explaining; "the key to development is economic integration"
  8. vandalize a car by scratching the sides with a key; "His new Mercedes was keyed last night in the parking lot"
  9. a generic term for any device whose possession entitles the holder to a means of access; "a safe-deposit box usually requires two keys to open it"
  10. provide with a key; "We were keyed after the locks were changed in the building"
  11. a list of words or phrases that explain symbols or abbreviations
  12. a list of answers to a test; "some students had stolen

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