Definitions for "Function Key"
Keywords:  keyboard, labeled, key, flo, rebinding
A special key on a computer keyboard which performs a pre-programmed function. Copyright 2005 International Communications and Navigation Limited
n. A key that performs a specified set of operations when it is pressed.
A programmable key with a function other than data entry. Its meaning can be defined by either a program or a user. Panther function keys are frequently associated with control strings that specify such actions as form and window display. Panther function keys are defined as logical keys; the mapping of functions to physical keys is done by the user, allowing the application to be terminal independent.