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    Key Press

    According to some dictionary, the verb "register" could mean "detect and show". So, this:

    "The radar registered an aircraft."

    is good English, because a radar can certainly "detect and show" an aircraft. But in some computer science literature, phrases like this are found:

    "The computer didn't register the key press."

    Certainly, a computer can "detect" a key press. But a computer doesn't really show a key press. It might process a key press though. So, could it be that "register" in computer science context, is hijacked to mean "detect and process"?

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    Re: Key Press

    This question was posted by a banned member yesterday.

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    Re: Key Press

    This is a different question.

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    Re: Key Press

    But are you the same person?

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