Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Article
accelerator key A key, or combination of keys, on a keyboard that can be used to perform a particular operation. For example, in many applications pressing ctrl+a (holding down the control key and pressing letter ‘a’) is ‘select all’. Other examples are ctrl+c (copy), ctrl+x (cut), and ctrl+v (paste). The function keys are single accelerator keys.
More From encyclopedia.com
Cryptology And Number Theory , Cryptography, the science of encoding communications so that only the intended recipient can understand them, is ancient. In almost every civilizatio… transposing instrument , transposing instruments. Instruments which are not notated at their true pitch but (mechanically and without any effort on the player's part) produce… Clarinet , Background The clarinet is a woodwind instrument played with a single reed. Clarinets come in many different sizes, with different pitch ranges. Thou… Encryption , █ LARRY GILMAN A cipher pad is a printed list of cipher keys, each intended to be used for the encipherment and decipherment of a single message. Cip… Lieven De Key , Key, Lieven de (c.1560–1627). Born in Gent (Ghent), he settled in Haarlem, The Netherlands, in 1590, where he became Town Mason and Carpenter. With H… Key , key1 / kē/ • n. (pl. keys ) 1. a small piece of shaped metal with incisions cut to fit the wards of a particular lock, and that is inserted into a lo…