function key

noun

Definition of function key

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

Circa 1964

First Known Use of function key

circa 1964


FUNCTION KEY Defined for English Language Learners

function key

noun

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

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

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