control key

noun
variants: or less commonly Control key
Updated on: 9 Jan 2018

Definition of control key

: a key on a computer keyboard that when pressed in combination with other keys enables special commands or symbols to be accessed
  • Pressing "z" while holding down the control key often undoes the last action.
abbreviation Ctrl — compare alt key

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First Known Use of control key

1978


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