Definitions

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

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

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

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  • noun the stroke of a key; one depression of a key on a keyboard

Etymologies

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key +‎ stroke

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

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

    NDTV News - Top Stories

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

    The Seattle Times

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

    NDTV News - Top Stories

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

    NDTV News - Top Stories

  • 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

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