Help Wordnik hunt for a million missing words by backing our Kickstarter!


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

  • n. A key on a computer keyboard that is pressed in combination with another key to activate a command.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A key on a personal computer or terminal keyboard used in combination to modify the function of other keys; normally labelled "Ctrl"

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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


Sorry, no etymologies found.


Sorry, no example sentences found.


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.