function key
noun Date: circa 1964 any of a set of keys on a computer keyboard that have or can be programmed to have special functions

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • function key — function keys N COUNT Function keys are the keys along the top of a computer keyboard, usually numbered from F1 to F12. Each key is designed to make a particular thing happen when you press it. [COMPUTING] Just hit the F5 function key to send and …   English dictionary

  • function key — UK US noun [C] IT ► one of the keys on a computer with F1, F2, etc. printed on them, which make a particular process happen when you press them: »You can just press the function key F5 to refresh the page …   Financial and business terms

  • function key — function ,key noun count COMPUTING a special button on a computer keyboard that is used for a particular operation in a program. The keys near the top of a keyboard marked F1 to F12 are function keys …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • function key — n technical a key on a computer ↑keyboard that tells the computer to do something …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Function Key —   [engl.], Funktionstaste …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Function key — A function key is a key on a computer or terminal keyboard which can be programmed so as to cause an operating system command interpreter or application program to perform certain actions. On some keyboards/computers, function keys may have… …   Wikipedia

  • function key — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms function key : singular function key plural function keys computing a special button on a computer keyboard that is used for a particular operation in a program. The keys near the top of a keyboard marked F1 to …   English dictionary

  • function key — noun : any of a set of keys on a computer keyboard that have or can be programmed to have special functions * * * noun, pl ⋯ keys [count] : any one of a set of keys on a computer keyboard that have special uses * * * ˈfunction key f39 [function… …   Useful english dictionary

  • function key — funkcinis klavišas statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. function key; functional key vok. Funktionstaste, f rus. функциональная клавиша, f pranc. touche de fonction, f …   Automatikos terminų žodynas

  • function key — funkcinis klavišas statusas T sritis informatika apibrėžtis Klaviatūros klavišas, skirtas tam tikrai funkcijai iškviesti. Kokiai – priklauso nuo tuo metu veikiančios programos. atitikmenys: angl. function key …   Enciklopedinis kompiuterijos žodynas

  • function key — noun Any of a set of keys on a personal computer or terminal keyboard used to activate a predefined or programmable function; often labelled F1 to F12, and used in combination with the shift key, alt key and control key …   Wiktionary

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