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minor key

[′mīn·ər ‚kē]
(computer science)
A secondary key for identifying a record.

minor key

A secondary key used to identify a record. For example, if transactions are sorted by account number and date, account number is the major key and date is the minor key.
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9, the band played the title track to the new album, "Queen of the Minor Key.
Bono has referred to David as a "blues man," and of course the Psalms have that minor key.
These words combined with the music, in a minor key, bring me to tears every time, tears of release and of peace.
Among the best of it is Toussaint's beautiful minor key variation of Professor Longhair's ``Tipitina,'' titled ``Ascension Day,'' with touching lyrics by Costello.
During the interval, conductor Hikotaro Yazaki explained music fundamentals, such as the major key and minor key.
When I started singing pop music, I left religious music completely," he says, "but there was always the influence of religious music on my voice because, with religious music the minor key always recurs.
Rare newts in the local stream have taken fright and fled, and many birds too have flown, reducing the dawn chorus to a minor key in this essential residential area.
In crucial respects, contemporary divisions among races or ethnicities, and between genders, merely replay in a minor key the historically antecedent and more violent ones fought among religions and creeds.
If it is true that this year's Downing Street carols have to be in a minor key, may I suggest G minor.
For instance, to represent two different processing paths, the researchers offered similar melodies in a major key for one path and in a minor key for the other.
If anything Tuttle's work sounds a sympathetic chord with that of Blinky Palermo, who eschewed the symbolism of his teacher Beuys for an American-style abstraction in a deliberately minor key.
But the art continues--in a minor key perhaps, yet still capable of providing moments of profound satisfaction.

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