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keynote address

noun
1.
a speech, as at a political convention, that presents important issues, principles, policies, etc.
Also called keynote, keynote speech.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10
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Examples from the web for keynote address
  • The surprise of the conference came at the keynote address.
  • The decline of the keynote address at a big technology trade show illustrates the story of an industry.

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