key word

noun
|Updated on: 23 Jul 2018

Definition of key word

: a word that is a key: such as
a usually keyword play \ˈkē-ˌwərd\ : a significant word from a title or document used especially as an index to content
b : a word exemplifying the meaning or value of a letter or symbol

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