control character

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control +‎ character

NounEdit

control character (plural control characters)

  1. (computing) A character which does not have a direct visual appearance as a glyph, but rather causes some other action to occur, such as a transition to a new line.
    Synonym: non-printable character
    The tab, carriage return, and line feed are all control characters.

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