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