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shift key

n.
1. A key on a typewriter that, when depressed, allows uppercase letters and certain symbols to be typed.
2. A key on a computer keyboard that, when depressed, allows uppercase letters and certain special characters to be typed or changes the function of another concurrently depressed key or button.

shift key

n
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a key on a typewriter or computer keyboard used to type capital letters and certain numbers and symbols

shift′ key`


n.
a key on a typewriter or computer that is pressed to enter capital letters and other symbols and on a computer, to control certain other functions.
[1900–05]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shift key - the key on the typewriter keyboard that shifts from lower-case letters to upper-case letters
key - a lever (as in a keyboard) that actuates a mechanism when depressed
typewriter keyboard - a keyboard for manually entering characters to be printed
Translations

shift key

n (on typewriter) → Umschalttaste f; (Comput) → Shifttaste f

shift key

n (on typewriter) → tasto delle maiuscole
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Another useful method is using the Shift key when selecting cells.
Dmitri explained that JOHNNY-JUMP-UP had to be typed entirely using lowercase letters, as otherwise the left hand would be needed to use the shift key to type the hyphen.
However, the placement of the shift key in relation to the directional keys and the enter key is still not perfect.
ISLAMABAD, May 24, 2011 (Balochistan Times): Following the killing of Al-Qaeda mastermind Osama Bin Laden and blatant attack on PNS Mehran, Government on Monday has decided to overhaul Intelligence and Security Agencies methodically while mulling on various options to shift key military installations out of the city limits.
ISLAMABAD, May 24, 2011 (Frontier Star): Following the killing of Al-Qaeda mastermind Osama Bin Laden and blatant attack on PNS Mehran, Government on Monday has decided to overhaul Intelligence and Security Agencies methodically while mulling on various options to shift key military installations out of the city limits.
Kraft's recent charm offensive came crashing to a halt this week with news that it plans to restructure Cadbury, shift key jobs to Switzerland, and slash its UK tax bill.
Inference Locking--If you want to maintain an inference, like staying on axis, while drawing or moving, hold down the Shift key.
It was a bit like buying a new laptop and having to get used to the shift key in a different position.