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keyword

[′kē‚wərd]
(computer science)
A group of letters and numbers in a specific order that has special significance in a computer system.

keyword

(1)
One of a fixed set of symbols built into the syntax of a language. Typical keywords would be if, then, else, print, goto, while, switch. There are usually restrictions about reusing keywords as names for user-defined objects such as variables or procedures. Languages vary as to what is provided as a keyword and what is a library routine, for example some languages provide keywords for input/output operations whereas in others these are library routines.

keyword

(2)
A small set of words designed to convey the subject of a technical article. Some publications specify a fixed set of keywords from which those for a particular article should be chosen.

keyword

(1) A word used in a text search.

(2) A word in a text document that is used in an index to best describe the contents of the document.

(3) A reserved word in a programming or command language.
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Excel Airways (AOL Keyword: Charter Flights) has recently introduced direct charters to Antigua, Barbados and St Lucia from pounds 356pp in economy.
Arrangeonline.com will also offer access to services that both record the deaths of prominent names in the news and ordinary people through newly created obituary areas in AOL's News Channel (AOL Keyword: Arrangeonline) and Digital City's News, Sports & Issues section, or through customized, co-branded websites.
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(AOL Keyword: President Match, or www.presidentmatch.com.) A joint project with CBS News, it is an interactive quiz that helps users to match their own views with those of the candidates.
The deal also gives AOL members access to the Blockbuster's entertainment products, by going to a co-branded AOL/Blockbuster.com Web site, or using AOL keyword: Blockbuster.com.
* AOL members: Access the site directly by typing Sunset in your AOL Keyword box.
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Members simply enter the AOL Keyword: Low Cost Flights, search for a flight and then book direct with the airline,avoiding any extra commission payments.
In addition, members of the AOL service in the UK will be able to order online from the Domino's Pizza menu by typing in the shortcut AOL Keyword 'Pizza'.
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To whet the appetite, AOL members will find a dedicated Madonna area at AOL Keyword: Madonna.
Use the AOL keyword "newsgroups" or the CompuServe Go-word "usenet" to see a list of the groups you can access.