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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A key on a computer keyboard that activates a function within a given application when pressed, either alone or in various combinations with the alt key, the shift key, and the control key.

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  • n. 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

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