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Key may refer to:

Common meanings
  • Cay, also spelled key, a small, low-elevation, sandy island formed on the surface of a coral reef
  • Key (cryptography), a piece of information that controls the operation of a cryptography algorithm
  • Key (engineering), a type of coupling used to transmit rotation between a shaft and an attached item
  • Key (electrical), mechanical component in a plug and/or socket which prevents mating except with a correctly oriented matching connector
  • Key (lock), a device used to open a lock such as in a door, safe, or other openings to objects or places.
  • Key (map), a guide to a map's symbology
  • Key, a guide to colours and symbols used in a data chart, graph, plot or diagram

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A beautiful key with some detailed little charms about it

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Who ever created it was a really smart guy!

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