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word wrap

a feature of word-processing systems and some electronic typewriters that automatically moves a word to a new line to avoid overrunning the margin.
Also called wraparound.
Origin of word wrap
1975-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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word wrap in Technology

A feature of word processors and most text editors where a word which would extend past the right hand margin is moved to the following line. This is more sophisticated than character wrap which only moves to the next line for the first character past the right margin and thus will break some words in the middle. The program may actually insert a new line in the text at the point where it is wrapped or it may only display it as though it contained a new line at that point.

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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