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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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But Mr Townend's wife said her husband was expecting to have open surgery not keyhole surgery.
That would mean having a very long time off and weeks in a sling, which he couldn't do, so they suggested, for a quicker recovery, he have keyhole surgery.
Enhanced collaboration in Keyhole 2 Pro gives location-dependent organizations the ability to collaborate without sending physical photographs, maps or other cumbersome collections of data on paper or CD.
Mr Jaffray, who has carried out 25 keyhole operations so far, said: "We have used keyhole surgery on adults for a few years now because recovery is so much quicker.
Mr Powell, who as a member of Kings Norton Golf Club plays three times a week, said he was pleased he had opted for keyhole.
At one time keyhole surgery wasn't considered crucial for abdominal or chest operations.
Magovern of Allegheny University of Health Sciences in Pittsburgh compared 48 patients who got keyhole surgery and 55 who underwent the usual operation.
GrokOla pairs an easy-to-use Wiki with a question and answer workflow that connects enterprise users with subject matter experts from the Keyhole Software team.
Through the application of negative pressure to the dome shaped Keyhole Cup device, the abdominal wall is separated from the underlying organs allowing for a safe and rapid entry of a veress needle for the introduction of inert gas and resulting insufflation of the abdomen followed by surgical intervention.
He said: "This new approach preserves the kidney and has all the added advantages of keyhole surgery.
The fact that we are one of the few trusts in the country to provide this procedure places us at the leading edge of developments in keyhole bowel surgery.
MEN having keyhole operations for prostate cancer should avoid surgeons who lack experience, new research suggests.