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crucial point / crux / CL: 個|个 / key / crucial / pivotal
important point / main point / focus / key (project etc) / to focus on / to put the emphasis on
key / CL:
nervous / keyed up / intense / tense / strained / in short supply / scarce / CL: 陣|阵
key information / instructions / it must be borne in mind
essential factor / key constituent
  *调* | 调* | *调
to transfer / to move (troops or cadres) / to investigate / to enquire into / accent / view / argument / key (in music) / mode (music) / tune / tone / melody
  *键* | 键* | *键
key (on a piano or computer keyboard) / button (on a mouse or other device) / chemical bond / linchpin
to turn a vehicle around / (computing) "carriage return" character / the "Enter" key / to hit the "Enter" key
low pitch / quiet (voice) / subdued / low-key / low-profile
(computer) shortcut key / hotkey
button or key (on a device) / keystroke / CL: 個|个 / to press a button
  *纲* | 纲* | *纲
head rope of a fishing net / guiding principle / key link / class (taxonomy) / outline / program
master key / skeleton key / passkey
  *钥* | 钥* | *钥
key / also pr. [yao4]
notes / key (to exercises)
to key in / to input
joint (physiology) / key point / critical phase
secret know-how / key (to longevity) / secret (of happiness) / recipe (for success)
key enterprises / leading enterprises
key moment / decisive opportunity
to pixelate an image / to key in captcha authentication codes
main key (of a musical composition) / keynote (speech)
major key (in music)
to storm a strategic pass / fig. to tackle a key problem
xiaodiao, a Chinese folk song genre / minor key (in music)
State Key Laboratories (university laboratories in PRC supported by the central government)
lacking three key attributes (or at least one of them)
serial number / product key (software)
secret / trick / knack / key
lit. to have accumulated knowledge and deliver it slowly (idiom) / good preparation is the key to success / to be well prepared
axle / (fig.) central element / key element / axis (alliance of nations)
  *窍* | 窍* | *窍
hole / opening / orifice (of the human body) / (fig.) key (to the solution of a problem)
the key trick / the secret of success
a piano key
National Key Disciplines (disciplines recognized as important and supported by PRC central government, including medicine, science, chemistry, engineering, commerce and law)
falling intonation (linguistics) / to lower the key of a tune / to demote
Steven (name) / Simon Stevin (1548-1620), Flemish engineer and mathematician, played a key role in introducing the decimal system to Europe
key figure / the linchpin of sth
key strength / strong suit / specialty
to keep sth in cold storage / (fig.) to suspend a performer or sports player (as punishment) / to keep sb or sth out of sight until the right moment (e.g. a key player on a sports team)
to make a key
chroma key / bluescreen / greenscreen (video editing)
USB key used as a security token in Chinese online banking
key job / important position
to be off-key or out of tune (while singing) (colloquial)
tone sandhi / modified tone / (music) to change key / modulation
key document / important condition / criterion / requirement / requisite / cornerstone
key task / important affair
vital part / (fig.) key point / crucial
  *牡* | 牡* | *牡
(of a bird, animal or plant) male / key / hills
bridgehead (military) / stronghold serving as a base for advancing further into enemy territory / bridge tower (ornamental structure at either end of a bridge) / (fig.) gateway (place that provides access to other places beyond it) / bridgehead (key location serving as a base for further expansion)
to key in / to input
key performance indicator (KPI)
  *鍉* | 鍉* | *鍉
spoon / key
Martin Luther (1483-1546), key figure of the Protestant Reformation
electric key / switch
the whole year must be planned for in the spring (idiom) / early planning is the key to success
key and lock / (fig.) strategic place
(dialect) key / Taiwan pr. [suo3 shi5]
key slot
  *籥* | 籥* | *籥
flute / key
key participant / VIP
key point / crux / (old) Daoist (facetious)
fraction (of a distillate) / key (one component part of a distillate)
commander-in-chief (military) / star player (sports) / key figure (in an organization)
One key opens one lock. / There is a different solution for each problem. (idiom)
arrow key (on keyboard)
Allen key / hex key
melody / pitch or key (music) / tone / style / point of view
(music) to change key / modulation / (of an employee) to be transferred to another post
critical juncture / key moment
laryngopharynx / fig. a key position
tone mark on a Chinese syllable (i.e. accents on ā á ǎ à) / (music) key signature
keypad tone / key tone
out of tune / off-key
golden rule / key principle
right arrow key (on keyboard)
important substance (of a document) / key section
off-key / out of tune (music)
prime, key or main suspect (law)
key post
tonic triad / triad of the home key
lit. to not show the mountain and to not reveal the water (idiom); fig. to hide the key facts
up arrow key (on keyboard)
key word
(music) accidental (a note foreign to the key signature)
confidential aspects of a matter / secrets / key moment for action
important traffic hub / key crossroad
to control a key point is to be master of the situation (idiom)
down arrow key (on keyboard)
public key (in encryption)
left arrow key (on keyboard)
private key (in encryption)
to take caution as the key (idiom); to proceed very carefully
important road / main thoroughfare / fig. key position
keys of authority
off-key singing voice / sb who sings off-key
(of a voice) husky / hoarse / affected / (music) to go off-key
(literary) key location / key post (important job)

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