key stroke

keystroke

[kee-strohk]
noun
one stroke of any key on a machine operated by a keyboard, as a typewriter, computer terminal, or Linotype: I can do 3000 keystrokes an hour.

Origin:
1905–10; key1 + stroke1

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keystroke (ˈkiːˌstrəʊk)
 
n
a single operation of the mechanism of a typewriter or keyboard-operated typesetting machine by the action of a key

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