dot-matrix printer

noun

computing a printer in which each character is produced as an array of dots by a printhead

Nearby words

  1. dot matrix,
  2. dot product,
  3. dot the i's and cross the t's,
  4. dot-com,
  5. dot-coms,
  6. dot-sequential,
  7. dotage,
  8. dotal,
  9. dotard,
  10. dotardly

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Science definitions for dot-matrix printer

dot-matrix printer

An impact printer that prints text and graphic images by hammering the ends of pins against an ink ribbon. This produces characters or images made up of a matrix, or pattern, of dots.
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