search key

search key

[′sərch ‚kē]
(computer science)
A data item, or the value of a data item, that is used in carrying out a search.

search key

In a search routine, the data entered and used to match other data in the database.
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In an ideal system, a search key is entered, and all related terms or equivalents are automatically linked to the search.
If comparisons are very expensive, it is possible to change the algorithms so that we never compare the search key against the key of a node more than once during a search.
The keyboard appears to offer a bit more travel distance, while still maintaining the Chrome OS key layout: a search key where the "Caps Lock" should be, keys to shift between windows, full-screen keys, and more.
This newly developed technology makes it possible to efficiently retrieve 3D CAD models containing shapes that are similar to a specified search key from a massive 3D CAD model database.
First compute the distinction bit, D, between the search key, K, and [K.sub.i], the key found by the search routine.
(2) The path of a search within the computer is illustrated by lines moving from the terminal (with the search key) to the title index, to the full record, and back to the terminal (see Figure 2).
Other features include SMS threaded view, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM, HTML browser, stereo FM radio with RDS, A-GPS support, Java MIDP emulator, SNS integration, digital compass, dedicated search key, Google search, Google maps, Gmail, YouTube, Google Talk, Picasa integration, MP3/AAC+/WAV/WMA player, DivX/XviD/MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player, organizer, SRS WOWHD surround sound enhancement, document viewer, voice memo-dial-commands and predictive text input.
The volume keys are found on the left side, while the Search key, microUSB port (hid-den behind a plastic strip), and the camera key can be found on the right side of the handset.
Well, this applies if you haven't changed the search key's behaviour in the settings.
Throughout the program, the F10 key is an accept key and F9 a search key. Escape backs you up a level on the menu.
These other qualifiers can never be used without a name as the primary search key.
To begin a search key in the name of the company as you know it, or use the universal truncation character for all ABI products, *, to broaden your search.