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[hot-kee] /ˈhɒtˌki/
noun, Computers.
an assigned key or sequence of keys programmed to execute a command or perform a specific task in a software application:
On Windows computers, the hotkey Ctrl+S can be used to quickly save a file.
Also called shortcut, keyboard shortcut. Unabridged
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hot key

(computing) a single key or combination of keys on the keyboard of a computer that carries out a series of commands
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Contemporary definitions for hot key

a key or combination of keys on a computer keyboard programmed to carry out a series of steps that perform a common function or command

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