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carriage return


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. On a typewriter or computer printer, the action that returns it to the beginning of the line.
  • n. The control character (0x0D in ASCII, abbreviated as CR) that originally signaled a device to perform a carriage return, but now merely indicates the end of a line of text.
  • n. The key or lever that initiates the carriage return action (on a typewriter) or generates the carriage return character (on a computer)

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the operation that prepares for the next character to be printed or displayed as the first character on a line


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