control key

noun

Definition of control key

  1. :  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

1978

First Known Use of control key

1978

Variants of control key

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Control key


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