Definition of keyword noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈkiːwɜːd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkiːwɜːrd//
    Computer programming
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  1. 1a word that tells you about the main idea or subject of something When you're studying a language, the keyword is patience.
  2. 2a word or phrase that you type on a computer keyboard to give an instruction or to search for information about something Enter the keyword ‘restaurants’ and click on Search. Wordfindercode, data, functionality, input, interface, keyword, operating system, program, retrieve, software See related entries: Computer programming
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