1. countable noun
Collaboration was the keyword: editors, designers, picture researchers and production
staff worked closely together.
...codes of conduct and ethical trading – the new keywords of the fair trade movement.
2. countable noun
is a word or phrase that is associated
with a particular document or that describes the contents of a particular document,
, in Internet searches
Users therefore can search by title, by author, by subject, and often by keyword.
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