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:

    With one day’s reading a man may have the key in his hands.
    Ezra Pound (1885–1972)

    The hypothesis I wish to advance is that ... the language of morality is in ... grave disorder.... What we possess, if this is true, are the fragments of a conceptual scheme, parts of which now lack those contexts from which their significance derived. We possess indeed simulacra of morality, we continue to use many of the key expressions. But we have—very largely if not entirely—lost our comprehension, both theoretical and practical, of morality.
    Alasdair Chalmers MacIntyre (b. 1929)

    This is the Key of the Kingdom:
    In that Kingdom is a city;
    —Unknown. This Is the Key (l. 1–2)