keyword (plural keywords)

  1. Any word used as the key to a code.
  2. (information science) Any word used in a reference work to link to other words or other information.
  3. (programming) A reserved word used to identify a specific command, function etc.
    • 1982, Popular Computing (volume 1, issues 9-12, page 113)
      Each function has an entry address which must be quoted after the USR keyword.
  4. (linguistics) Any word that occurs in a text more often than normal.
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  • German: Stichwort
  • Russian: ключево́е сло́во
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keyword (keywords, present participle keywording; past and past participle keyworded)

  1. (transitive) To tag with keywords, as for example to facilitate searching.

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