1. (of a keyboard shift key) not pressed or activated.
  2. (of a keyboard key) not requiring the shift key to activate: The semicolon is an unshifted key.

Origin of unshifted


verb (used without object)
  1. to release the shift key, as on a typewriter or the keyboard of a computer terminal.

Origin of unshift

First recorded in 1965–70; un-2 + shift
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