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I'm looking for a word to describe products that can be used out of the box with minimal configuration.

In my tip of the tongue memory this word may contain keychain as a subword or else something involving the metaphor of plugging a key into a socket and then the product just runs. Unfortunately, my memory is failing me now.

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    What's wrong with "Out-of-the-box functional"? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Out_of_the_box_(feature) – Hank Jan 30 '17 at 18:12
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    We buy things, off the shelf, which means it does not have to be made specially. Not exactly the same thing, but close. – WS2 Jan 30 '17 at 18:12
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    You could always go with metaphorically extended plug-and-play – FumbleFingers Jan 30 '17 at 18:14
  • Instant noodles/coffee comes to mind. – NVZ Jan 30 '17 at 18:17
  • What kind of product is it? Please specify. Else, the question may be closed as "too broad". – NVZ Jan 30 '17 at 18:18
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Unless you specify the type of products, it's difficult to narrow down the list of possible answers. But regarding your guess with "key" as a part of the term, consider:

Turnkey -- Dictionary.com

(adj.) 3. fully equipped; ready to go into operation: "a turnkey business."

  • @theideasmith glad that was helpful. I am a civil engineer, and I immediately remembered "turnkey contract". – NVZ Jan 30 '17 at 19:00
  • I'm writing documentation for my open source project and want it to be" turnkey operatable" – theideasmith Jan 30 '17 at 20:19
  • @theideasmith call it a turnkey project, then. – NVZ Jan 30 '17 at 20:20
  • @NVZ - And I remember "turnkey" from jail. – Hot Licks Jan 31 '17 at 2:25

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