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hot key

noun, Computers.
1.
a key or sequence of keys that when pressed executes a command or performs a task.
Also, hotkey.
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British Dictionary definitions for hot key

hot key

noun
1.
(computing) a single key or combination of keys on the keyboard of a computer that carries out a series of commands
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Contemporary definitions for hot key
noun

a key or combination of keys on a computer keyboard programmed to carry out a series of steps that perform a common function or command

Word Origin

1983-88

Usage Note

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