carriage return definition

  • noun:
    • On a typewriter or computer system printer, the action that returns it toward start of the line.
    • The control character (0x0D in ASCII, abbreviated as CR) that originally signaled a tool to do a carriage return, however now merely suggests the termination of a line of text.
    • One of the keys or lever that initiates the carriage return action (on a typewriter) or makes the carriage return personality (on some type of computer)
    • the operation that prepares for the next personality to be imprinted or presented due to the fact very first personality on a line

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