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:

    Every revolution was first a thought in one man’s mind, and when the same thought occurs in another man, it is the key to that era.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    It so happened that, a few weeks later, “Old Ernie” [Ernest Hemingway] himself was using my room in New York as a hide-out from literary columnists and reporters during one of his rare stopover visits between Africa and Key West. On such all-too-rare occasions he lends an air of virility to my dainty apartment which I miss sorely after he has gone and all the furniture has been repaired.
    Robert Benchley (1889–1945)

    Woe to you lawyers! For you have taken away the key of knowledge; you did not enter yourselves, and you hindered those who were entering.
    Bible: New Testament, Luke 11:52.