Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The Alt key.

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  • noun A modifier key.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • In Windows, Alt is shorthand for start this task while Ctrl is shorthand for apply this setting.

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  • Even worse, they made the mistake of believing in the triple-A ratings assigned to the private label Alt-A and Option-ARM bonds they acquired.

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  • Even worse, they made the mistake of believing in the triple-A ratings assigned to the private label Alt-A and Option-ARM bonds they acquired.

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  • But will Jason din Alt be speaking English? или мы будем иметь читать субтитры?

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  • But in German 'Alt-Rocker' can also be translated as 'Old Skirt,' so maybe they're not too far off.

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  • But in German 'Alt-Rocker' can also be translated as 'Old Skirt,' so maybe they're not too far off.

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  • The one known as Alt at first seemed intent on standing over in a corner and glowering, but the extremely personable Boyce appeared to assign himself the duty of drawing Alt out of his self-created shell.

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  • Nothing about this keyboard is going to remind you of Bill Gates except for the presence of a picture of something that looks like a flying window where the Option key should be, and the presence of the word Alt where the Command key should be, next to the Spacebar.

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  • Nothing about this keyboard is going to remind you of Bill Gates except for the presence of a picture of something that looks like a flying window where the Option key should be, and the presence of the word Alt where the Command key should be, next to the Spacebar.

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  • The Lonesome Brothers formed in 1985, and have been alt-country / Americana favorites since before the terms Alt-country and Americana were coined.

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