A keyword is a word or concept with special significance, in particular any word used as the key to a code or used in a reference work to link to other words or other information.
The term keyword in reference to SEM usually refers to a word or phrase (combination of words, such as 'Chicago Courier Service') used to find relevant and useful web pages.
It may also mean:
- Keyword (computer programming), an identifier in a computer language that indicates a specific command
- Keyword (linguistics), a word that occurs with unexpected frequency in a text,
In a non-computer sense:
keyword in German: Stichwort
keyword in French: Mot clef
keyword in Indonesian: Kata kunci
keyword in Japanese: キーワード
keyword in Polish: Słowo kluczowe
keyword in Russian: Ключевое слово
keyword in Slovak: Deskriptor
keyword in Thai: คีย์เวิร์ด
keyword in Chinese: 关键词