Definitions

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

  • n. A stroke of a key, as on a computer keyboard.

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  • n. The act of pressing an input key; a keypress on a computer keyboard or a typewriter, or a similar input device.

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

  • n. the stroke of a key; one depression of a key on a keyboard

Etymologies

key +‎ stroke (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Programs like KeyBag are commonly known as keystroke loggers, and this Universal application works on Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) and Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard).

    MacNN | The Macintosh News Network

  • (This means that the first keystroke is in category 35, the second is in category 12, and so on.

    New Net danger: Acoustic spies

  • He accessed the programme menu and launched Hijack, as his friend in Van Nuys had amused himself to call the keystroke application.

    Quite Ugly One Morning

  • In many cases they install so-called keystroke loggers to capture personal information.

    The Seattle Times

  • The inability to hide the dock with a keystroke is my number one complaint about Mac OS X.

    OSNews

  • Neither of these is particularly difficult, but should you decide this type of test isn't your strong suit, you can quickly bypass them with a keystroke, which is a nice touch that more minigames should include.

    AdventureGamers.com

  • Line 2 - Checks that the keystroke is the windows key + n.

    blogs.conchango.com

  • Investigators say that the software, which operates through a method known as keystroke logging, enabled every character typed on a keyboard to be transmitted to a still-unknown location via the Internet.

    dailyindia.com News Feed

  • According to a study from ScanSafe, one out of 600 profile pages on social networking sites hosts some kind of malware, such as keystroke logging software and forced advertising that can bog down a computer's operating system.

    Thanks For The Add, And The Spyware

  • Williams pointed out to CNET that many pirated copies of Windows 7 available for download often have malware payloads, such as keystroke loggers or other tools that could create problems for the pirate.

    MacNN | The Macintosh News Network

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