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keynote

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishkeynotekey‧note1 /ˈkiːnəʊt $ -noʊt/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 MAINthe main point in a book, system of beliefs, activity etc that influences everything elsekeynote of 🔊 Unprecedented change has been the keynote of the electronic revolution.
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keynoteIts keynote is not anger but scorn.We have just said that the development of consciousness is the keynote of all creation.Flexibility is the keynote and is a feature often recommended in pilot studies preliminary to a full-scale study.keynote ofCreating jobs was the keynote of Dyson's campaign.
keynotekeynote2 adjective [only before noun] 🔊 🔊 relating to the most important part of a formal meeting, report etckeynote speech/address/lecture etc 🔊 He is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at an awards ceremony. 🔊 Bill Gates is booked as the keynote speaker.
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keynote speakerIs it the party that selected Susan Molinari, a moderate, pro-choice congresswoman, as its keynote speaker?While serving as state treasurer, Ann Richards was the keynote speaker at the Democrats' 1988 convention in Atlanta.The keynote speaker had wound up to polite applause.I thank you for the honour of being asked to be your keynote speaker tonight.The keynote speaker was Arthur Goldberg, now a Supreme Court justice.
keynotekeynote3 verb [intransitive, transitive] 🔊 🔊 to give the keynote speech at a formal meeting, ceremony etc 🔊 The event is usually keynoted by the prime minister.→ See Verb table
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keynoteMr. Graham is expected to keynote the conference.
From Longman Business Dictionarykeynotekey‧note /ˈkiːnəʊt-noʊt/ adjective keynote address/speech the most important speech at a large meetingA question-and-answer session followed the Chancellor’s keynote speech at the CBI conference.
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Verb table
keynote
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theykeynote
he, she, itkeynotes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theykeynoted
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave keynoted
he, she, ithas keynoted
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad keynoted
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill keynote
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have keynoted
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam keynoting
he, she, itis keynoting
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you, we, theyare keynoting
Past
I, he, she, itwas keynoting
you, we, theywere keynoting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been keynoting
he, she, ithas been keynoting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been keynoting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be keynoting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been keynoting
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