Key

Key may refer to:

  • Key (lock), device used to open a lock or door
    • Skeleton key or master key, a key altered to bypass wards placed inside a lock
  • Key (chart), a guide to colours and symbols used in a data chart, graph, plot or diagram
  • Key (cryptography), a piece of information that controls the operation of a cryptography algorithm
  • Key (engineering), a type of coupling used to transmit rotation between a shaft and an attached item
  • Key (map), a guide to a map's symbology

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Famous quotes containing the word key:

    Woe unto you, lawyers! for ye have taken away the key of knowledge: ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered.
    Bible: New Testament Jesus, in Luke, 11:52.

    I cannot tell what I am as much afraid of, as a woman who invariably washes on Monday. It is a kind of key to character; and if her mouth is not puckered and her brow wrinkled, they will be, unless she repents.
    Jane Grey Swisshelm (1815–1884)

    The key word in my plays is “perhaps.”
    Samuel Beckett (1906–1989)