Definition of rekey in English:



[with object]Computing
  • Enter (text or other data) again using a keyboard.

    ‘they chose to rekey the text rather than scanning it’
    • ‘This is how data from different applications can be connected to get more use out of the information or reduce time rekeying it.’
    • ‘That means 93 percent of them are rekeying information, faxing documents, and building electronic patchwork bridges to fill orders.’
    • ‘A basic challenge to the efficient use of any fleet management system is capturing the field or shop data electronically so that they don't have to be rekeyed into the computer.’
    • ‘A workflow system will then take the information through approval and on to accounting, with no rekeying of data.’
    • ‘They may have to rekey the data, but I suspect most companies would be willing to make that effort.’