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key out


Definitions from WordNet

Verb key out has 1 sense
  1. identify, discover, key, key out, distinguish, describe, name - identify as in botany or biology, for example
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s something

Definitions from the Web

Term: key out

Part of Speech: Verb (Phrasal Verb)

Sense 1: To identify or specify something or someone precisely.

Example: The detective managed to key out the suspect from the lineup of photographs.

Sense 2: To eliminate or exclude something or someone as a possibility.

Example: After analyzing the evidence, they were able to key out the accidental cause of the fire.

Sense 3: To adjust the color or tone of an image or photograph to remove unwanted elements.

Example: The photo editing software allows you to key out the green screen behind the subject.

Part of Speech: Noun (Informal)

Sense 1: A button or lever on a mechanical device or instrument that is used to activate or deactivate a function.

Example: Press the key out button to turn off the alarm system.

Sense 2: The process of removing worn-out or damaged keys from a keyboard instrument for replacement.

Example: The piano technician is skilled in performing key outs to ensure smooth functioning of the piano.

Sense 3: An explanation or description that helps to clarify the meaning of a term or concept.

Example: The glossary at the end of the book provides key outs for technical terms used in the text.

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