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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A character which does not have a direct visual appearance as a glyph, but rather causes some other display action to occur, such as a transition to a new line.

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

  • n. ASCII characters to indicate carriage return or tab or backspace; typed by depressing a key and the control key at the same time


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