Definition of Control 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: Command Key
Generic synonyms: Key
Category relationships: Computer Science, Computing

Definition of Control key

1. Noun. (computing) A key on a personal computer or terminal keyboard used in combination to modify the function of other keys; normally labelled "Ctrl" ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Control Key

control circuit
control code
control codes
control condition
control coupling
control couplings
control element
control experiment
control freak
control freaks
control function
control gene
control grid
control group
control joint
control key (current term)
control keys
control limit
control mechanism
control mechanisms
control operation
control order
control orders
control panel
control panels
control plot
control release suture
control rod
control room
control rooms

Literary usage of Control key

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

1. Defending Secrets, Sharing Data: New Locks and Keys for Electronic Information (1993)
"NSA has stated that, for reasons of security and interoperability, it plans to control key generation for the new STU-III secure telephones (see ch. ..."

2. Automatic Telephony: A Comprehensive Treatise on Automatic and Semi by Arthur Bessey Smith, Wilson Lee Campbell (1921)
"Should it not be necessary for this lamp to remain lighted its circuit can be disconnected by means of the pilot-control key and the lamp extinguished. ..."

3. SAS(R) 9.1 Companion for UNIX Environments by Institute SAS Institute (2004)
"In most cases, this control key sequence is CTRL+C. See the man page for the ... Note: This control key sequence will not interrupt a SAS process if you ..."

4. The University of Iowa Studies in Psychology by University of Iowa (1897)
"This leaves the circuit broken at control key (g) 'and at the pointer. The phonograph must be timed to run at the rate of i revolution per second. ..."

5. Altova Xmlspy 2005 User & Reference Manual by Altova (2005)
"... MsgBox ("control key is down"); See also Declaration: ctrlLeft as Boolean Description True if the left CTRL key is pressed. ..."

6. National Drug Control Strategy: A Nation Responds to Drug Use (1992)
"... (3) destroy major processing and shipping centers, and (4) control key air and riverine corridors through coordinated detection and monitoring, ..."

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