Definition of keystroke in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkēˌstrōk/


A single depression of a key on a keyboard, especially as a measure of work.
Example sentences
  • The malware records passwords and keystrokes once users of infected machines visit targeted websites.
  • He was also able to train the software on one keyboard to decipher the keystrokes on any other keyboard of the same make and model.
  • A keylogger is a form of malware program that installs itself surreptitiously, records keystrokes made on the infected computer and sends this data to hackers.

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Syllabification: key·stroke

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