Definition of Line feed

1. Noun. The operation that prepares for the next character to be printed or displayed on the next line.

Generic synonyms: Printing Operation

Definition of Line feed

1. Noun. On a typewriter, the action of the carriage roller to push the page up one, two or one and a half lines (as set elsewhere) when executing a carriage return. ¹

2. Noun. (computing) The character (0x0a in ASCII) which advances the paper by one line in a teletype or printer, or moves the cursor to the next line on a display. ¹

3. Verb. To advance the page one line at a time, particularly in rapid succession. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Line Feed

line coach
line code
line codes
line conch
line conches
line dance
line dances
line dancing
line double
line drawing
line drive
line drives
line duty
line engraving
line fed
line feed (current term)
line feeding
line feeds
line for soleus muscle
line function
line functions
line graph
line graphs
line in the sand
line integral
line integrals
line item
line items
line judge
line judges

Literary usage of Line feed

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Production Milling: A Treatise Dealing with the Methods Employed in by Edward K. Hammond (1921)
"There are several different types of automatic milling machines equipped with tables that have a reciprocating straight- line feed movement. ..."

2. SAS(R) 9.1.3 Language Reference:: Dictionary, Fifth Edition, Volumes 1-4 by SAS Institute (2006)
"... horizontal and vertical tab, carriage return, line feed, form feed) and returns the first position at which it is found Category: Character Syntax ..."

3. SAS 9.1 National Language Support (Nls): User's Guide by Sas Institute, Institute SAS Institute (2004)
"Line-feed Characters and Transferring Data between EBCDIC and ASCII Software that runs under ASCII operating environments requires the end of the line be ..."

4. Text-book of Mechanical Engineering by Wilfrid James Lineham (1909)
"788, through the axis, is a triangle, for which a straight-line feed would be suitable, but the section at cD, below the axis, is a hyperbola, ..."

5. Manual of Patent Examining Procedure edited by J. Michael Thesz (1997)
"... Line Terminator: ASCII Carriage Return plus ASCII line feed; ... optional ASCII line feed; Pagination: ASCII Form Feed or Series of Line Terminators; ..."

6. SAS 9.1.3 [sic.] Companion for Z/OS. by SAS Institute, SAS Publishing (2004)
"The following table shows the EBCDIC code for commonly used characters: Table 9.2 EBCDIC Code: Commonly Used Characters Line-Feed Characters and ..."

7. Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Developer's Workshopby John Clark Craig, Jeff Webb by John Clark Craig, Jeff Webb (1998)
"Name "Add a carriage return and line feed Editor.Insert vbCrLf Next "Move back 1 Editor.MoveLeft "Delete the last carriage return and line feed Editor. ..."

8. Moving and Accessing SAS 9.1 Files by Institute SAS Institute (2004)
"Example Code 12.1 on page shows an example of a transport file that contains a carriage-return character (0D) and a line-feed character (0A) toward the end ..."

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