Definition of Control character

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

Exact synonyms: Ascii Control Character
Generic synonyms: Ascii Character
Specialized synonyms: Backspace Character

Definition of Control character

1. Noun. (computing) 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. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Control Character

control account
control animal
control arm
control board
control brief
control briefs
control center
control character (current term)
control chart
control charts
control circuit
control code
control codes
control condition
control coupling
control couplings
control element
control experiment
control freak
control freaks
control function
control gene

Literary usage of Control character

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1. The Life and Correspondence of Rufus King: Comprising His Letters, Private by Rufus King (1896)
"... to Murray—Mode of Expenditure of Money for Claims in the prize Courts—Under King's Control—Character of them—W. Constable to King—Convention with France ..."

2. The Life of the Rev. Elisha Macurdy by David Elliott (1848)
"THE BODILY EXERCISE described—Examples—Its invariable Antecedent —Mr. Johnston's Account—Beyond the Power of its Subjects to control—Character of the ..."

3. SAS(R) 9.1.3 Language Reference:: Dictionary, Fifth Edition, Volumes 1-4 by SAS Institute (2006)
"... Function Searches a character string for a control character and returns the first position at which it is found Category: Character Syntax ..."

4. SAS(R) Component Language 9.1:: Reference, Volumes 1 and 2 by SAS Institute (2004)
"Type: Character Type Options ADDCC adds a default carriage-control character. Used with type FILE, FILEREF, and CATALOG and with catalog entry types LOG, ..."

5. The Network Revolution: Confessions of a Computer Scientist by Jacques Vallee (1982)
"The entire file was reissued, beginning with the control character which was ... But it was there, and it happened to be the control character necessary to ..."

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