dead key


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dead key

n
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a key on the keyboard of a typewriter which does not automatically advance the carriage when depressed
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Translations
touche morte
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The batteries in the fob also have to be changed periodically, although the operator's manual describes an emergency procedure for starting a vehicle with a dead key fob after using the auxiliary key to get inside the vehicle.
Accents are easy to implement on a normal keyboard, simply by designating one key (as a dead key).
The prospect could be made more likely by the forced release in August of Kissinger's so-called Dead Key Scrolls--transcripts of Kissinger's phone conversations; the recordings were made when a secretary held down a "dead key" on an extension so as not to be heard.
The repair firm said that it would test the ingress protection to see if the barriers blocked dust from causing dead keys.