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  • adj. That functions by use of a dot matrix


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  • If you are not on the insider track, there is a high likelihood that you will be subject to some ID checking, queuing, and excruciating sounds of rundown dot-matrix printers at the rental kiosk -- where your experience will almost entirely depend on the mood of the person on-duty.

    Dinkar Jain: Flight Brisk

  • The mere word associations are enough of a deterrent – dot-matrix printers and their shrill noises, teachers in sixth form who used to say my outfits were a little bit "dotty" I think it was their kind of way of saying: "You look like a lunatic", Dot Cotton from EastEnders and her terrifying raised eyebrows.

    Coming round to the idea of polka dots

  • Fussy and prone to paper jams, the printer has been trying tempers in offices and homes since the dot-matrix days when paper came in perforated accordion stacks.

    Out of Ink, Out of Luck, Why Printers Get No Respect

  • It was then given to people that would type the story onto the wire -- a crackling network of dot-matrix printers in newspapers offices across the country.

    NPO: News Process Outsourcing

  • It mattered not at all that it was a monstrous city bus with green plastic seats shaped to the contours of fat people, or that it was belching dark smoke, or that the electronic marquee above the bubble-glass windshield displayed destinations in dot-matrix letters that flashed by like time and temperature readings at a suburban bank.

    Into the Story

  • It was tough going, and the dot-matrix printer I was using produced horrible-looking music.

    Ken Gruberman: Who's Your Tech Daddy?

  • BYTE: What else can you tell us about the printer, especially the dot-matrix?

    A behind-the-scenes look at the development of Apple’s Lisa

  • We did an extensive test and put about eight dot-matrix printers through their paces with really tough software.

    A behind-the-scenes look at the development of Apple’s Lisa

  • Where three musicians who play the same instrument can discuss mouthpieces, bows or picks, even though one plays classical music, another jazz and a third nothing but rock 'n roll, writers of different sorts -- fiction and non-fiction, genre writers and high art types -- don't seem to engage in too many spirited discussions of dot-matrix printers or innovative touch-typing techniques.

    Michael Wex: How Do You Make a Writer Kvetch?

  • The idea of supervenience might be introduced via an example due to David Lewis of a dot-matrix picture:



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