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control character


noun Computers.

a character in a data stream that signals the device receiving the data to perform a particular control function, as changing the line spacing on a printer from single to double-spaced.

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contrived, control, control account, control board, control center, control character, control chart, control column, control commands, control electrode, control experiment
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