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key



key
clé


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anglais > français
key
     1. adj. Dominant, principal.
           The key idea is to let your body flow with the motion.
     2. n. (Serrurerie) Clé.
     3. n. (Musique) Ton.
     4. n. Informatique Touche, touche de clavier.
     5. n. (Figuré) Maître-mot, vif.
           The key to success is diligence.
     6. n. (Mécanique) Clavette.
     7. n. (Mécanique) Pion.
           locator key, locating key : pion de positionnement
     8. n. (Mécanique) Cale.
     9. n. (Électricité) (Électronique) Ergot, détrompeur.
     10. n. (Géographie) Petite île, ou îlot, d'élévation faible, faite de sable ou de corail.
           The Florida Keys are divided in the Upper keys group, the Middle keys, and the Lower keys at the southwestern tip.
           North of Elliott Key are several small transitional keys, composed of sand built up around small areas of exposed ancient reef.
           The types of coral that formed Key Largo limestone can be identified on the exposed surface of these keys.
     11. v. Enfoncer une clé dans une serrure.
     12. v. Fixer les pièces d'un assemblage avec une clé.
     13. v. Enfoncer une clé de télégraphe.
     14. v. Actionner le bouton de transmission d'une radio.
     15. v. Informatique Taper au clavier.
           Our instructor told us to key in our user IDs.
           Notre instructeur nous dit d'entrer notre identifiant utilisateur.
     16. v. (Familier) Vandaliser avec une clé.
           He keyed the car that had taken his parking spot.
           Il raya la voiture qui avait pris sa place de parking avec une clé.
     17. v. Marquer une catégorie avec un symbole.
           Talk about similarities between the words and write them below to the left of the anchor, keying them with a plus sign (+). Talk about the characteristics that set the words apart and list them below the box to the right, keying them with a ti
           Parler des similarités entre les mots, et les écrire dessous dans l'ancre de gauche, en les marquant avec le signe plus (+). Parler des caractéristiques séparant les mots et les lister sous la case à droite, en les marquant avec un signe tilde
     18. v. (Mécanique) Clavette.
     19. v. (Mécanique) Caler, coincer volontairement.
anglais > anglais
key
     1. n. An object designed to open and close a lock.
     2. n. An object designed to fit between two other objects (such as a shaft and a wheel) in a mechanism and maintain their relative orientation.
     3. n. A crucial step or requirement.
           The key to solving this problem is persistence.
           the key to winning a game
     4. n. A guide explaining the symbols or terminology of a map or chart; a legend.
           The key says that A stands for the accounting department.
     5. n. A guide to the correct answers of a worksheet or test.
           Some students cheated by using the answer key.
     6. n. (computing) One of several small, usually square buttons on a typewriter or computer keyboard, mostly corresponding to text characters.
           Press the Escape key.
     7. n. (music) One of a number of rectangular moving parts on a piano or musical keyboard, each causing a particular sound or note to be produced.
     8. n. (music) One of various levers on a musical instrument used to select notes, such as a lever opening a hole on a woodwind.
     9. n. (music) A hierarchical scale of musical notes on which a composition is based.
           the key of B-flat major
     10. n. (figurative) The general pitch or tone of a sentence or utterance.
     11. n. (botany) An indehiscent, one-seeded fruit furnished with a wing, such as the fruit of the ash and maple; a samara.
     12. n. (historical) A manual electrical switching device primarily used for the transmission of Morse code.
     13. n. (cryptography) A piece of information (e.g. a passphrase) used to encode or decode a message or messages.
     14. n. (internet) A password restricting access to an IRC channel.
     15. n. (databases) In a relational database, a field used as an index into another table (not necessarily unique).
     16. n. (computing) A value that uniquely identifies an entry in a container.
     17. n. (basketball) The free-throw lane together with the circle surrounding the free-throw line, the free-throw lane having formerly been narrower, giving the area the shape of a skeleton key hole.
           He shoots from the top of the key.
     18. n. (biology) A series of logically organized groups of discriminating information which aims to allow the user to correctly identify a taxon.
     19. n. (architecture) A piece of wood used as a wedge.
     20. n. (architecture) The last board of a floor when laid down.
     21. n. (masonry) A keystone.
     22. n. That part of the plastering which is forced through between the laths and holds the rest in place.
     23. n. (rail transport) A wooden support for a rail on the bullhead rail system.
     24. n. The degree of roughness, or retention ability of a surface to have applied a liquid such as paint, or glue.
           The door panel should be sanded down carefully to provide a good key for the new paint.
     25. n. (cartomancy) The thirty-third card of the Lenormand deck.
     26. n. (print and film) The black ink layer, especially in relation to the three color layers of cyan, magenta, and yellow. See also CMYK.
     27. n. (computer graphics, television) A color to be masked or made transparent.
     28. adj. Indispensable, supremely important.
           He is the key player on his soccer team.
     29. adj. Important, salient.
           She makes several key points.
     30. v. To fit (a lock) with a key.
     31. v. To fit (pieces of a mechanical assembly) with a key to maintain the orientation between them.
     32. v. To mark or indicate with a symbol indicating membership in a class.
     33. v. (telegraphy and radio telegraphy) To depress (a telegraph key).
     34. v. (radio) To operate (the transmitter switch of a two-way radio).
     35. v. (computing) (more usually to key in) To enter (information) by typing on a keyboard or keypad.
           Our instructor told us to key in our user IDs.
     36. v. (colloquial) To vandalize (a car, etc.) by scratching with an implement such as a key.
           He keyed the car that had taken his parking spot.
     37. v. To link (as one might do with a key or legend).
     38. v. (intransitive, biology, chiefly taxonomy) To be identified as a certain taxon when using a key.
     39. v. To fasten or secure firmly; to fasten or tighten with keys or wedges.
     40. n. One of a string of small islands.
           the Florida Keys
     41. n. alternative form of quay.
     42. n. (slang) (clipping of kilogram) (though this is more commonly shortened to kay).
français > anglais
clé
     1. n. key (device for unlocking)
     2. n. key (essential attribute)
           La différence est la clé de l'existence. - Difference is the key to existence.
     3. n. wrench, spanner

Prononciation



Exemples de phrases

I found the key that I was looking for. 
    J'ai trouvé la clef que je cherchais.
Is that the key you are looking for? 
    Est-ce là, la clef que tu cherches ?
Now he sees the key. 
    Il voit la clé maintenant.
She's wondering where the key is. 
    Elle se demande où est la clé.
I had left the key in the office the day before. 
    J'ai laissé la clé au bureau, le jour précédent.



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