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function key

n.
One of a set of keys on a computer keyboard that execute a function within a given application and are usually numbered 1 through 12.
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function key

n
(Computer Science) computing a key on the keyboard of a microcomputer, etc. that gives special commands to the computer
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func′tion key`


n.
a key on a computer keyboard used alone or with other keys for operations.
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Translations

function key

n (Comput) → tasto di funzioni
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He is appealing to anyone who might know where the laptop - the computer has a broken F3 key - is to come forward.
Members of Goldman Sachs' Securities Lending Demand Team routinely processed customer locate requests by relying on an F3 key function of the firm's order management system known as "fill from autolocate." That function allowed employees to get the system to grant locate requests based on outdated information from the start of the day -- even though by the time the locate requests came in the automated system had determined the inventory depleted based on the day's earlier locate requests that had already been processed.
Each time you press the F3 key, the text case switches between Title Case, UPPERCASE, and lowercase.