- On a typewriter or computer printer, the action that returns it to the beginning of the line.
- (computing) The control character (0x0D in ASCII, abbreviated as CR) that originally signaled a device to perform a carriage return, but now merely indicates the end of a line of text.
- […] but it also reduces the likelihood of the "unterminated string literal" error message that can easily occur for seemingly trivial reasons when you're working with long strings — an accidental carriage return or a misnested quotation mark is all it takes.
- The key or lever that initiates the carriage return action (on a typewriter) or generates the carriage return character (on a computer)
The action on a typewriter or printer that returns it to the beginning of the line
(computing) The carriage return control character (0x0D in ASCII)
The key which initiates a carriage return action or generates the carriage return control character