- The definition of a keyword is a significant word, or a word used to find information when researching.
- When you are looking for resume examples and you type "resume examples" into Google, the words "resume examples" are an example of keywords.
- When a politician says he wants people to pay "more taxes," this is an example of when the keyword is more.
keyword definition by Webster's New World
keyword definition by American Heritage Dictionary
also key wordnoun
- A word that serves as a key to a code or cipher.
- A significant or descriptive word.
- A word used as a reference point for finding other words or information.
keyword - Computer Definition
(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.