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adjective critical, crucial, decisive, fateful, influential, major, momentous, significant, weighty

key

(Passport), noun bar, pass, permit, ticket

key

(Solution), noun answer, method, resolution, way
See also: answer, basic, cardinal, catchword, central, clue, cornerstone, critical, crucial, essential, explanation, fundamental, gravamen, important, indispensable, main point, major, material, necessary, outstanding, primary, solution, strategic, tip

KEY. An instrument made for shutting and opening a lock.
     2. The keys of a house are considered as real estate, and descend to the heir with the inheritance. But see 5 Blackf. 417.
     3. When the keys of a warehouse are delivered to a purchaser of goods locked up there, with a view of effecting a delivery of such goods, the delivery is complete. The doctrine of the civil law is the same. Dig. lib. 41, t. 1, 1. 9, Sec. 6; and lib. 18, t. 1, 1. 74.

KEY, estates. A wharf at which to land goods from, or to load them in a vessel. This word is now generally spelled Quay, from the French, quai.

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It's hoped that keyhole surgery will deliver the same results - but potentially, with fewer risks and quicker recovery times.
But after the keyhole surgery with three wounds of 5mm and one wound of 15mm, the tummy went back to its normal size.
He said: "Whilst undergoing keyhole surgery for the necessary removal of the cancerous right kidney, Mrs Francis's liver was ruptured when it was mistakenly and unintentionally identified as the kidney and was catastrophically torn and damaged, resulting in death.
He is going to have to get it cleaned out and then it is keyhole surgery nowadays which is a quicker operation, but it will certainly mean at least four weeks out.
Prof Mackay uses keyhole surgery to insert a tiny piece of tape which acts as a brace over injured ligaments.
Leicester scrum-half Ben Youngs has undergone keyhole surgery on his left knee but is expected to return in time for the final two of England's World Cup warm-up matches.
Focusing it with a pair of spectacles sent through the laparoscope's optical fibre, they lighted up the fallopian tubes for the keyhole surgery.
When considering that patients will spend five to seven days in hospital with a recovery time of four to six weeks for open abdominal surgery, more women will now undergo keyhole surgery in the treatment of uterine cancer," Obermair added.
JAMIE MOORE is to have an operation on his right shoulder tomorrow week and is resigned to being out of action for three months, even though the keyhole surgery will not require him to stay in hospital, writes Graham Green.
A Birmingham hospital is one of the first in the country to offer pioneering training in keyhole surgery which gives young doctors the chance to operate on bananas.
Keyhole surgery only requires an incision of 5-10mm as opposed to 25-30cm with conventional surgery.
The hospital continues to expand and improve its facilities--and the latest project, laparoscopy for keyhole surgery, is being funded by Tinplate itself.