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key

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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The next thing we knew we were in Dubai for the keyhole surgery," said Sarah's husband.
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Dr Carter explained that tiny cameras are slid inside small incisions below the ribs in a technique known as keyhole surgery.
He had keyhole surgery early one week and then danced the following weekend.
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.
Summary: Ben Youngs has undergone keyhole surgery but is expected to return in time for the final two of England's World Cup warm-up matches.
A TEAM of researchers in Madhya Pradesh have perfected a method of keyhole surgery for family planning without the use of electricity.
GUILDFORD, England, December 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Doctors will shortly be performing the world's first remote 3D keyhole surgery during a symposium at the University of Surrey.
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.
WORCESTERSHIRE bowler Simon Jones has had keyhole surgery on his troublesome knee and will be out of action for the first six weeks of the county season.
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.