Enter key

Computer keyboard enter key1. Alternatively referred to as a return key, when referring to a keyboard, the enter key is used to send the cursor to the next line or execute a command or operation. It is common for most standard keyboards to have two enter or return keys: one above the right Shift key and another on the bottom right of the numeric keypad.

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2. In general, enter or entering refers to when data is being placed into the computer. For example, when searching for something in a search engine like Google, you are entering a query or set of words to find more information.

Also see: Input, Keyboard terms, Page break, Return