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English

Noun

  1. any word used as the key to a code
  2. Any word used in a reference work to link to other words or other information,
  3. A reserved word used to identify a specific command, function etc.
  4. Any word that occurs in a text more often than normal.

Translations

word used as a key to a code

Extensive Definition

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:
or a word which occurs in a text more often than we would expect to occur by chance alone
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
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