Traducción de key en español:

key

llave, n.

Pronunciación /ki/ /kiː/

Ver definición en español de llave

nombreplural keys

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    • 1.1

      (for lock) llave femenino
      (on can) llave femenino
      (on can) abridor masculino
      I've lost my house/car keys he perdido las llaves de casa/del coche
      • turn the key twice dale dos vueltas a la llave
      • key holder administrador de llaves
      • In the recovery room and three theatres, the drugs cupboards had been opened using force and the metal cupboards inside had been opened with keys.
      • He pulled the keys out, opened the door and slammed it closed.
      • From her pockets, she produced a key and inserted the key into the door, opening it.
      • I inserted my key into the lock and opened the door, listening for telltale sounds.
      • Then they tried to use the keys to open the door but put the wrong key in the lock.
      • It will be a far cry from North Sea Camp open prison where inmates have keys to their own rooms.
      • I fished out my keys, opened the door, and let him in.
      • But Moore had a set of keys, so he opened the door for himself.
      • It took him a few minutes to find the right key and open the lock.
      • Thieves are only too happy to look out for people leaving their doors open and keys on show.
      • When David Brooke arrived the curtains were closed and the keys were inside the door lock.
      • Maria fiddled with the keys, trying to open the lock to the door of her yellow convertible.
      • He walked me to the door and I fumbled with my keys before opening it.
      • Later on I realized I had lost my keys and Bernie found them in the sand, about fifteen feet away from where we were sitting.
      • He also made a large key for the door of Sheriff Hutton Hall.
      • Peterson glared at him as he pulled a house key from his jacket pocket.
      • When he reached her door, he turned the spare key in the lock and walked inside.
      • Ryan turned his house key in the door and followed Katalyn inside.
      • He bent down and pushed the key into the keyhole.
      • Gone forever are the enormous key rings with the bunches of clanging keys carried by the prison officers.

    • 1.2(for clock, mechanical toy)

      llave femenino
      • It later serviced the local textile industry, but then found a niche with the water industry, making valve keys for reservoirs and water mains.
      • The front of the tail mount is attached the keel and the back is elevated, plus there is no screw key below the keel.
      • Threats of police action to obtain the clock winding key were made recently.
      • The clock does work, you wind it up with a key and it has a clear ringing double chime and right now it is keeping time.
      • Slotted stems are turned with a screwdriver and square ones are turned with a radiator key.
      • Remove adjusting keys and wrenches from tool before turning it on.
      • Use a lag-screw system that includes a special key that can sink or retrieve the screw.
      • Along the same line are the T-shaped hex tools with vinyl grips and L-shaped keys for greater torque power.

    • 1.3

      (switch) llave femenino
      (switch) interruptor masculino
      (for transmitting coded signals) manipulador masculino
      • Anytime we flip a switch, turn a key in the ignition, or mail a letter, we expect something to happen.
      • He switched the keys in the ignition and the car started to roar.
      • When police stopped him his car engine was switched off and the keys were in the ignition and he was sitting in the driver's seat.
      • Now he reached for the keys, turned the ignition key and waited, half-expecting the car not to start.
      • Twist the key in the ignition and the engine doesn't so much explode into life as dutifully and modestly clear its throat.
      • There are systems already installed in our vehicles to warn us that we have left our headlights on or our keys in the ignition.
      • I sighed with relief before sliding into the jeep and slipping the keys in the ignition.
      • Thieves have been preying on motorists who leave their keys in the ignition and engines running to defrost their cars.
      • He swerved into his parking space on the dock, took his key out of the ignition, locked the car and ran up to the ship.
      • I put everything back in the bag, grabbed my keys out of the ignition, locked the doors, slung the bag over my shoulder and waited.
      • Alysha took the keys out of the ignition and locked the car.
      • The key was in the ignition and Jessie was about to pull out of the parking lot, when she stopped.
      • She turned the key in the ignition and they left Pickering Beach, driving west.
      • Lucas shifted the car into park before pulling the keys from the ignition.
      • Because it was a secluded spot with no-one else around she left the keys in the ignition with the engine running.
      • She put the keys into the ignition and sped off into the night, trying to find something to concentrate on besides her disturbing memories.
      • Figuring they'd be arguing for awhile, she just pulled the keys out of the ignition and leaned back across the seat, looking her son in the eye.
      • I put the keys in the ignition and backed out of the driveway.
      • I am now car-less and about £2,000 out of pocket, as I don't think that the insurance will pay out as I had left the keys in the ignition.
      • He also grabbed the car keys from the ignition to prevent them driving off.
      • Using the Morse key, operators at the stations were able to communicate with the world 24 hours a day.
      • A woman sits at a telegraph key and rattles Morse code along a wire.
      • She had learned to shoot a pistol, crawl under barbed wire, tap out gibberish on a Morse key.

    • 1.4(peg, wedge)

      cuña femenino
      • A cotter key fits in the two holes I drilled at the bottom and holds it open or shut.
      • Depending on the type of block you are using, there is typically some sort of key that locks one row to the row below it.
      • Opening the bubble-wrap we find the main unit, an instruction leaflet and a small bag with the screws and 2 keys.
      • In the box you also get a well-written manual, a bag of drive rails, a large collection of screws/standoffs and the keys for the side panel.

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    • 2.1(to puzzle, code etc)

      clave femenino
      • Quantum cryptography systems discard these corrupt keys and only use codes that are known to be secure.
      • The strongest of all cipher systems require a random key as long as the message that's being sent.
      • Cryptographic keys and iris code reside in the smart card.
      • British agents broke into the Spanish Embassy in Washington and stole the keys to their ciphers, enabling Bletchley Park to crack the Spanish codes.
      • Your report says that she has the code keys memorized.
      • Stream ciphers are essentially practical adaptations of the Vernam Cipher with small keys.
      • The encryption keys are sent over dedicated links, and the messages ciphered with those keys are transmitted over the Internet.
      • How could you get a secret encryption key to someone in cyberspace?
      • Asymmetric encryption relies on two keys that work together as a pair an encryption key and a decryption key.
      • More recent viruses and blended threats also extract passwords, decryption keys and logged keystrokes.
      • The ‘DaVinci code’ of the title refers to cryptic keys supposedly incorporated by Leonardo da Vinci into his art.
      • There are many ways of cheating on standardized tests other than doctoring the answer keys or even using questions from the test in class exercises.
      • If there are no answer keys, compare your answers against those of some friends of yours who are also doing the practice competitions.
      • The classroom teacher rated each test using answer keys, while the second author independently scored all tests.
      • Answer keys for tests and practice problems are found in each chapter.
      • If there are keys for answers, check what your child will be learning and see if it's in a skill that will be called for.
      • So, be careful with this CD-ROM set as you should be with the answer key in any math textbook.
      • After the teaching tips and 175 daily lessons, there's a set of workbook answer keys, tests and quiz drill sheets.
      • In North Carolina, no one at the school has access to the answer key or to grading the essays on our state tests.
      • My music students have those same moments because they, too, have the answer key.
      • I have been trying to get my hands on that answer key for several years, and kept getting turned down.
      • Then, she tried the drawer of the desk that she knew the test answer key was hidden in.
      • A good open-ended question should include a detailed answer key for the person marking the paper.

    • 2.2(to map)

      explicación de los signos convencionales femenino
      • In fact, as will be obvious to any reader who has ever used an index, the symbols in the key refer to the chapters in which the characters appear.
      • References within the tables themselves are listed in a key below each individual Appendix.
      • There is extensive use of place names without accompanying maps throughout the book, and many of the maps provided lack keys and scales.
      • For the reader who is not familiar with Soviet map symbols, there is a key in the back of the book.
      • References to pertinent illustrations are noted within the keys to help the user visualize and clarify the plant anatomy in question.

    • 2.3(answers)

      soluciones femenino
      respuestas femenino

  • 3

    (crucial element)
    clave femenino
    patience is the key la paciencia es el factor clave / la clave
    • But as he explains, it is this hardship that provides a key to understanding the spirit and culture of these tribes.
    • Investment in higher education is the key to our future.
    • Universal responsibility is the real key to human survival.
    • In a recent commencement address, she gave graduates a few keys to being a well-rounded person.
    • The inscription is therefore credited as one of the keys to opening up the thousands of years of Egyptian history.
    • Clark, who is a former champion, said consistency was the key to their victory.
    • When exfoliating, the key is to remove the dead skin cells but leave healthy ones intact.
    • In the case of the stockmarket, the key to achieving good capital growth is profitability.
    • Moderation is the key to success when training your legs and glutes.
    • The key to raising the achievement of these boys is good teaching.
    • We strongly support our volunteer local organizing committees, whose good will and hard work are the keys to success.
    • In this it seems to me he is correct and has come up with a vital key to our understanding of Elgar.
    • Education is the key to a future for humankind, especially for a healthier humankind with a suitable replacement rate.
    • In my view these statements provide a significant key to the resolution of the issue before me.
    • Their motivation provides a key to the distinctive nature of modern terrorism.
    • The Dalai Lama once said that simplicity is the key to happiness in the modern world.
    • This awareness will provide the key to tracking animals, both human and otherwise.
    • Secondly, I was always of the opinion that the key to empowering women was to provide them with choice.
    • Dr Bracken said the key to providing a good service was time - and that was often in short supply.
    • The key is to plan a fun event early in the year that features activities the family will enjoy.
  • 4

    (of typewriter, piano) tecla femenino
    (of wind instrument) llave femenino
    • The participants initiated the trials by pressing any of the keys on the computer keyboard.
    • The function keys are smaller then normal, resembling the half-size keys found in many laptop keyboards.
    • To ensure that the computer remains in Standby, do not move the mouse or press any keys on your keyboard.
    • It means that if you can press keys on a keyboard, you have what is required to create your very own webpage!
    • You must use the number keys in the numeric keypad on the left of your keyboard.
    • Both Shift keys and the Return and Backspace keys are full size, which is always good to see.
    • During scanning, volunteers pressed a computer key to indicate that they detected an odor.
    • In the background, as I pound away at the keys on my computer, the second half of the Sunday-night Bucs-Bears game has just begun.
    • In today's information era, personal data is increasingly difficult to hide from the clicks of computer keys.
    • He punched a few keys on his computer and swiveled the monitor towards me.
    • You will find yourself accidentally hitting the Alt and delete keys quite a bit.
    • Tom furrowed his brow and tapped a few keys on his computer.
    • Several frenzied hits on the F5 key seemed to have brought things back to my most recent post.
    • Finally, he pressed the enter key on the last keypad.
    • Minnie tapped a few keys on the keyboard and clicked the mouse.
    • The Apple had a simple keyboard that only had upper case letters and only two arrow keys.
    • He heard the light tapping of keys, and opened his eyes to find that Dan was sprawled on the floor, working on his laptop.
    • And so when it comes time to locate their inner novelist, or just write letters, they like to hear the sound of hammering keys and the ding of a bell when they reach the end of a line.
    • Do I release the Wednesday update now and slink away, or just hammer the keys until I have something worth posting?
    • The arrow key is directional I think - you click up to select ones above your current one, left to move to the left.
    • Her fingers stilled on the keys as the piano strings stopped their vibrations and the lounge was silent again.
    • The placement of the pianist's fingers on the keys also will affect dynamics to a certain degree.
    • Beth brought her fingers to the flute keys and played the first run of the piece.
    • There will also be convertibles to drive to the countryside, horses to ride on the beach, piano keys to tickle, and tennis balls to swat.
    • He doesn't reply but softly touches the keys of the piano.
    • There are twelve half-tones (black and white keys on a piano), or steps, in an octave.
    • These ratios produce the eight notes of an octave in the musical scale corresponding to the white keys on a piano.
    • Sara was intently studying the ivory and black keys of the piano.
    • Anna could barely reach the piano keys when she started showing signs of a rare musical ability.
    • Even today, I can laugh and cry and express anger through my fingers on piano keys.
    • She began the lyrical melody, her fingers flowing over the keys without thought, her body swaying to the lilting melody of the music.
    • Consequently, holly is often used for the black keys on pianos and organs and for the pegs and fingerboards on violins.
    • In the corner was a piano, polished keys glittering under white light and two guitars - an acoustic and an electric.
    • This last model is for more serious keyboard players who need the approximate feel of a piano's heavier keys under their fingers.
    • He was obviously very passionate about his music as he sat behind his piano lightly fingering the keys for a brief moment.
    • Sitting down, she glided her fingers across the piano keys.
    • As she sang, her back straightened up and she resumed her normal regal posture as her fingers pounded the keys of the piano in front of her.
    • I walked out into the hall and ran my fingers over the piano keys.
    • His fingers sailed across the piano keys as he sang with all the feeling that he could muster.
    • The recordings capture the sound of his fingers on the keys, the depression of the pedals, and the click of the microphone as it turns off.
  • 5

    Música
    (tonality)
    tono masculino
    tonalidad femenino
    in the key of D minor en (tono de) re menor
    • to be in/off key estar/no estar en el tono
    • to go off key desentonar
    • to play/sing in key tocar/cantar en el tono
    • Today, I am only going to listen to music played in major keys.
    • The pieces are all arranged as short, two-page pieces in the keys of C, F, G, D and B-flat major.
    • In my profession it may even be disadvantageous because it happens that we play a piece in a different key.
    • The first section scampers about in a happy fashion but darkens suddenly in the key of D minor.
    • Transposition is explained in a concise manner on the last page, making it easy for students to learn how to play these exercises in other keys.
    • At this point I wish Mr Gibb had written it in a slightly lower key, but what is good enough for Barbra Streisand is good enough for me.
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    Botánica
    sámara femenino
    • Visitors were not allowed to use pens or pencils but to use other media such as twigs, sycamore keys and string, among other things, with Indian ink to make marks.

adjetivo

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    (man/woman) (invariable adjective) clave
    (factor/question) (invariable adjective) clave
    (factor/question) fundamental
    the key jobs los puestos clave

verbo transitivo

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    (attune)
    to key sth to sth adaptar / adecuar algo a algo
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    Construcción
    (surface) (para una mejor adhesión de baldosas, azulejos etc) estriar
    • Where no keying mix or bonding agent is specified, wet smooth concrete surfaces immediately before plastering.
    • If the piece is varnished or painted, sand it well to remove most of the finish and key the surface.