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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.
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shift key

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

shift key

n (on typewriter) → Umschalttaste f; (Comput) → Shifttaste f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

shift key

n (on typewriter) → tasto delle maiuscole
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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