control key(redirected from Ctrl key)
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n. Abbr. ctrl
A key on a computer keyboard that is pressed in combination with another key to activate a command.
(Computer Science) a key on the keyboard of a computer that is used in conjunction with the standard keys in order to initiate a specific function, such as editing
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|Noun||1.||control key - (computer science) the key on a computer keyboard that is used (in combination with some other key) to type control characters|
key - a lever (as in a keyboard) that actuates a mechanism when depressed