Keyword meaning

kē'wûrd'
To tag with keywords, as for example to facilitate searching.
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A word that serves as a key to a code or cipher.
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Any word used as the key to a code.
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(1) A word used in a text search.
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(information science) Any word used in a reference work to link to other words or other information.
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A significant or descriptive word.
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(linguistics) Any word that occurs in a text more often than normal.
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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.

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(programming) A reserved word used to identify a specific command, function, etc.
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A word used as a reference point for finding other words or information.
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A word or phrase submitted to a search engine in an effort to locate relevant documents or websites.
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Origin of keyword

key +‎ word