Definition of Command key

1. Noun. (computer science) the key on a computer keyboard that is used (in combination with some other key) to type control characters.

Exact synonyms: Control Key
Generic synonyms: Key
Category relationships: Computer Science, Computing

Definition of Command key

1. Noun. (context Apple) Primary meta key meta/modifier key modifier key used in Apple Macintosh computer keyboards for executing keyboard shortcuts. Usually represented by the ? (Place of Interest Sign) and sometimes called the "Apple key" as the Apple logo is often on the key as well. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Command Key

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comma bundle of Schultze
comma splice
comma splices
comma tract of Schultze
command-line interpreter
command economies
command economy
command guidance
command key (current term)
command language
command line
command line interface
command line interfaces
command lines
command module
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command pattern
command patterns
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command post
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command processing overhead time
command prompt

Literary usage of Command key

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Memoirs of Admiral the Right Honble. Sir Astley Cooper Key, G.C.B., D.C.L by Philip Howard Colomb (1898)
"Her sister vessel, the Gladiator, was made a captain's command. Key had only been some six months at home, and was only of seventeen months' standing as a ..."

2. Financial Management: Profile of Navy & Marine Corps Financial Managers by George H. Stalcup (1999)
"6 shows the types of professional certifications reported by the Navy systems command key financial managers. 25 Number of managers (total = 24 respondents) ..."

3. SAS(R) 9.1 Companion for OpenVMS Alpha by Sas Institute, Institute SAS Institute (2004)
"Illegal use of dms—command. Key processing terminated prematurely. Illegal use of dms—command in a DM statement or from a command line Severity Level: ..."

4. The United Nations System: The Policies of Member States by Chadwick F. Alger, Gene Martin Lyons, John E. Trent (1995)
"Conservative Republicans did not command key positions in the Senate, however, because moderates tended to have seniority. In the House, the ranks of ..."

5. Military Geography for Professionals and the Public by John M. Collins (2000)
"Paralyze police stations at the onset, seize buildings that command key intersections, blow up or burn down whatever cannot be captured, ..."

6. The Backup Book: Disaster Recovery from Desktop to Data Center by Dorian J. Cougias, E. L. Heiberger, Karsten Koop (2003)
"... and all of the changes made to the document by the writer are made in RAM until the writer hits the Save button or equivalent command-key combination. ..."

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