break key

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break key

[′brāk ‚kē]
(computer science)
A key on a computer keyboard whose depression causes processing to be interrupted.

break key

A keyboard key that is pressed to stop the execution of the current program or transmission.
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This year, we hit the pause key on soliciting plan sponsor feedback, to find out where participants concur -- and differ -- with those who are responsible for designing and overseeing their DC retirement programs," said Jim Danaher, managing director of defined contribution solutions at Northern Trust, in a news release.