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  • n  the principal theme in a speech or literary work
  • n  a fundamental or central idea
  • n  (music) the first note of a diatonic scale
  • v  set the keynote of
    Comfort keynotes this designer's Fall collection
  • v  give the keynote address to (an audience)

  • When asked if Jobs canceled because of illness, Dowling said, "Phil is giving the keynote because this is Apple's last year in the show, and it doesn't make sense for us to make a .
  • The presumptive Democratic nominee's wife will give the keynote address at the Gay and Lesbian Leadership Council Gala Thursday night at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.
  • From his very first moment in the national spotlighthis keynote speech to the Democratic National Convention in 2004Barack Obama has attached himself to the notion of audacity.
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  • Steve Jobs in
    Unfortunately, my decision to have Phil deliver the Macworld keynote set off another flurry of rumors about my health, with some even publishing stories of me on my deathbed,Jobs said in the letter.
  • Ali Abunimah in Middle East Times
    We are honored to host such a powerful environmental leader as Mr. Kennedy. For more than 14 years Sol Fest has attracted up to 10,000 attendees due to our dynamic keynote speakers, education panels and workshops, music, and celebration, as a way... Beck (press release) Jul 9, 2010 55616 73680 keynote Over the years since I first saw Obama speak I met him about half a dozen times, often at Palestinian and Arab-American community events in Chicago, including a May 1998 community fundraiser at which Edward Said was the keynote speaker,"...

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