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 for Keying
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Key \Key\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Keved; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Keying.]
     1. To fasten or secure firmly; to fasten or tighten with keys
        or wedges. --Francis.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Computers) To enter (text, data) using keys, especially
        those on a keyboard; to keyboard; as, to key the data in
        by hand.
        [PJC]
  
     3. To adjust so as to be maximally effective in a particular
        situation; -- of actions, plans, or speech; as, to key
        one's campaign speech to each local audience.
        [PJC]
  
     4. To furnish with a key or keys.
        [PJC]
  
     To key up.
        (a) (Arch.) To raise (the whole ring of an arch) off its
            centering, by driving in the keystone forcibly.
        (b) (Mus.) To raise the pitch of.
        (c) Hence, (fig.), to produce nervous tension in; as, the
            whole team was keyed up for the championship game.
            [1913 Webster]

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