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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
  *键* | 键* | *键
key (on a piano or computer keyboard) / button (on a mouse or other device) / chemical bond / linchpin
  *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
USB key used as a security token in Chinese online banking
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
joint (physiology) / key point / critical phase
master key / skeleton key / passkey
  *钥* | 钥* | *钥
key / also pr. [yao4]
notes / key (to exercises)
to key in / to input
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)
State Key Laboratories (university laboratories in PRC supported by the central government)
secret / trick / knack / key
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)
lacking three key attributes (or at least one of them)
serial number / product key (software)
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
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
key task / important affair
chroma key / bluescreen / greenscreen (video editing)
key job / important position
Steven (name) / Simon Stevin (1548-1620), Flemish engineer and mathematician, played a key role in introducing the decimal system to Europe
to be off-key or out of tune (while singing) (colloquial)
tone sandhi / modified tone / (music) to change key / modulation
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)
key document / important condition / criterion / requirement / requisite / cornerstone
to key in / to input
key performance indicator (KPI)
the whole year must be planned for in the spring (idiom) / early planning is the key to success
  *鍉* | 鍉* | *鍉
spoon / key
key point / crux / (old) Daoist (facetious)
Martin Luther (1483-1546), key figure of the Protestant Reformation
electric key / switch
key and lock / (fig.) strategic place
key participant / VIP
(dialect) key / Taiwan pr. [suo3 shi5]
Allen key / hex key
critical juncture / key moment
key slot
  *籥* | 籥* | *籥
flute / key
(music) accidental (a note foreign to the key signature)
fraction (of a distillate) / key (one component part of a distillate)
commander-in-chief (military) / star player (sports) / key figure (in an organization)
(music) to change key / modulation / (of an employee) to be transferred to another post
(literary) key location / key post (important job)
lit. to not show the mountain and to not reveal the water (idiom); fig. to hide the key facts
One key opens one lock. / There is a different solution for each problem. (idiom)
arrow key (on keyboard)
melody / pitch or key (music) / tone / style / point of view
golden rule / key principle
laryngopharynx / fig. a key position
tone mark on a Chinese syllable (i.e. accents on ā á ǎ à) / (music) key signature
down arrow key (on keyboard)
keypad tone / key tone
out of tune / off-key
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
left arrow key (on keyboard)
up arrow key (on keyboard)
key word
confidential aspects of a matter / secrets / key moment for action
private key (in encryption)
important traffic hub / key crossroad
to control a key point is to be master of the situation (idiom)
public key (in encryption)
to take caution as the key (idiom); to proceed very carefully
keys of authority
off-key singing voice / sb who sings off-key
important road / main thoroughfare / fig. key position
(of a voice) husky / hoarse / affected / (music) to go off-key
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