function key

noun

Definition of function key

: any of a set of keys on a computer keyboard that have or can be programmed to have special functions

First Known Use of function key

circa 1964

in the meaning defined above

See Words from the same year
NEW! Time Traveler

FUNCTION KEY Defined for English Language Learners

function key

Definition of function key for English Language Learners

  • : any one of a set of keys on a computer keyboard that have special uses


FUNCTION KEY Defined for Kids

function key

noun

Definition of function key for Students

: any of a set of keys on a computer keyboard with special functions

Learn More about function key


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up function key? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

a simultaneous discharge of guns

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Test Your Emoji Exceptionalism

  • test-your-emoji-exceptionalism-written-with-a-lot-of-emoji
  • What is this emoji intended to represent: 🤳
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!