Keypress vs Chord - What's the difference?

keypress | chord |


In context|computing|lang=en terms the difference between keypress and chord

is that keypress is (computing) the buffered electrical signal resulting from such an event, sometimes distinguished from the release while chord is (computing) a keyboard shortcut that involves two or more distinct keypresses, such as ctrl+m followed by p.

As nouns the difference between keypress and chord

is that keypress is the depression of an input key; a keystroke while chord is (senseid)(music) in music, a combination of any three or more notes sounded simultaneously.

As a verb chord is

to write chords for.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

keypress

English

Alternative forms

* key press

Noun

(es)
  • The depression of an input key; a keystroke.
  • (computing) The buffered electrical signal resulting from such an event, sometimes distinguished from the release.
  • chord

    English

    (wikipedia chord)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (senseid)(music) A harmonic set of three or more notes that is heard as if sounding simultaneously.
  • * '>citation
  • (geometry) A straight line between two points of a curve.
  • (engineering) A horizontal member of a truss.
  • (aeronautics) The distance between the leading and trailing edge of a wing, measured in the direction of the normal airflow.
  • (computing) A keyboard shortcut that involves two or more distinct keypresses, such as Ctrl+M followed by P.
  • * 2005 , James Avery, Visual Studio hacks (page 99)
  • Ctrl-K is the default first key for chords , but you can create chords using any keys that you want.
  • The string of a musical instrument.
  • (Milton)
  • (anatomy) A cord.
  • Derived terms

    * mixed-interval chord * strike a chord, touch a chord

    See also

    * simultaneity

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To write chords for.
  • * 2003 , Dan Levenson, Clawhammer Banjo from Scratch
  • This chording' technique works well for learning any tune, but this is the only tune of the set that I will write out completely as a ' chorded version.
  • (music) To accord; to harmonize together.
  • This note chords with that one.
  • To provide with musical chords or strings; to string; to tune.
  • * Dryden
  • When Jubal struck the chorded shell.
  • * Beecher
  • Even the solitary old pine tree chords his harp.