dot matrix


noun Computers.

a method of forming characters and graphics, used by CRTs and other screens, some printers (dot-matrix printers), and some plotters, by creating the desired pattern using dots from a dense matrix.

Nearby words

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  8. dot-com,
  9. dot-coms,
  10. dot-matrix printer

Origin of dot matrix

First recorded in 1960–65

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