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keylogging

or key log·ging

[ kee-law-ging, ‐log-ing ]
/ ˈkiˌlɔ gɪŋ, ‐ˌlɒg ɪŋ /
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noun Computers.
the practice of using a software program or hardware device (keylogger ) to record all keystrokes on a computer keyboard, either overtly as a surveillance tool or covertly as spyware: Many employers are making use of keylogging to monitor their employees' computer habits.
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Also called keystroke logging .

Origin of keylogging

First recorded in 1990–95; key(stroke) + log1; see -ing2
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British Dictionary definitions for keylogging

keylogging
/ (ˈkiːˌlɒɡɪŋ) /

noun
the practice of covertly recording and monitoring keystrokes made on a remote computer, typically using a dedicated software application or piece of implanted hardware

Derived forms of keylogging

keylogger, noun
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