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control key

Syllabification: con·trol key

Definition of control key in English:

noun

Computing
A key that alters the function of another key if both are pressed at the same time.
Example sentences
  • If you press the control key then the game automatically targets the enemy closest to your mouse pointer, and so you don't have to worry about clicking on a moving target, or moving when you mean to attack.
  • When you think about it, the keyboard doesn't do anything you can't accomplish with the control key and mouse.
  • I would then hit the control key and ‘D' at the same time, and it would take the lines I entered and place them, in order, in the file.

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