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also key word  (kē′wûrd′)
1. A word that serves as a key to a code or cipher.
2. A significant or descriptive word.
3. A word used as a reference point for finding other words or information.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.key word - a word that is used as a pattern to decode an encrypted message
key - a list of words or phrases that explain symbols or abbreviations
2.key word - a significant word used in indexing or cataloging
word - a unit of language that native speakers can identify; "words are the blocks from which sentences are made"; "he hardly said ten words all morning"
index - an alphabetical listing of names and topics along with page numbers where they are discussed
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The key word you and your friend have chosen is "sleuth.
It also contains a comprehensive key word index with the additional feature, for publications that discuss a specific proverb or proverbial expression, of including two or three words from the proverb or expression in question.
Part II, written by Christopher Tribble, explores a number of practical applications of key word analysis: the pedagogy of grammar and vocabulary; the manifestations of the pragmatics of personal and professional contiguity on business communication; the effect of expertise on vocabulary in literary analysis; the use of key words to track pragmatic issues such as gender in journalism; and finally the use of concordancing tools and key word analysis for the exploration of short literary texts.
In addition, the book is key word indexed and each chapter contains extensive references.
org and journey on to CalCPA ePly, you can access the new master calendar that allows you to search CPE and other events by chapter or key word.
Entering the key word comet into the free, Google-designated search engine for the book takes readers to a video of Halley's comet, a visual guide to understanding the effect of gravity on a comet, and further details about what a comet is and how it forms.
Key Word Concept Sheets introduce each letter, its keyword and its sound.
as well as an analysis of the lexicogrammatical patterning of the key word 'problem' within a framework of causal relations.
This is probably also why the key word madness was featured on the opening invitation, in the quote "The language of madness is the perpetual slipping over of words into acts, until the moment when the word is pure act.
This mnemonic device is usually employed as a variation of what Gerald Davis calls a formula set that "develop[s] from a key word, idea, or phrase in the lines immediately preceding the set" (53):
Updated quarterly, it currently offers key word searching of 328,000 bibliographic records with abstracts (1986 to the present) from 3 databases: MEDLINE, AGRICOLA, and AGRIS.
Unfortunately, that isn't far from the key word on the UK-based Occupational Pensions Regulatory Authority's site; opra.