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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


or key′ word`

  1. a word that serves as a key, as to the meaning of another word, a sentence, or a passage.

    Category: Computers, Cryptography

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Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. keyword(noun)ˈiwˌɝd

    a word used in a computer search to find out about a subject

    Try using the keywords "Atlanta" and "nightclub."


  1. keyword(Noun)

    any word used as the key to a code

  2. keyword(Noun)

    Any word used in a reference work to link to other words or other information.

  3. keyword(Noun)

    A reserved word used to identify a specific command, function etc.

  4. keyword(Noun)

    Any word that occurs in a text more often than normal.

  5. keyword(Verb)

    To tag with keywords, as for example to facilitate searching.


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