or hot key

[ hot-kee ]

  1. 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.

Origin of hotkey

First recorded in 1980–85
  • Also called shortcut, keyboard shortcut .

Words Nearby hotkey Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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British Dictionary definitions for hot key

hot key

  1. 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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