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[usually as modifier] A grid of dots which are filled selectively to produce an image on a screen or paper:‘a dot matrix printer’
- ‘The clear 1.5 inch dot matrix LCD screen is nicely illuminated at will.’
- ‘‘The City’ by Davina Hawthorn uses 3D prints and dot matrix patterns in both womenswear and menswear pieces.’
- ‘If you use a computer and printer, do not submit low-resolution dot matrix print-outs; they will not be read.’
- ‘In the late eighties, most personal computer users had a dot matrix impact printer.’
- ‘Often, the illustration will turn out to be something we know barely exists these days, a sort of symbolic graphic representation of an email complete with dot matrix typeface and unripped fanfold.’
- ‘Basically, when a user wants to print something from UNIX, he can either print to a dot matrix or laser printer in the system room, or to a printer in his room, which may be connected to his PC or Windows-shared.’
- ‘Over the doors of the other screens it told you the start time in dot matrix.’
- ‘Rather than focus on emulating a real pinball machine with the dot matrix LED displays, the developers here have taken full advantage of a PC environment by incorporating the bonus games into mini-pinball boards onscreen.’
- ‘The dot matrix said fourteen minutes, and there were apologies for delays due to signalling problems, so I walked all the way back up to the taxi rank.’
- ‘Warehouse dockets are a good example - the impact of the dot matrix daisywheel will go through layers of paper to make additional copies.’
- ‘The use, for instance of dot matrix information boards is helpful for the deaf who cannot hear station and train announcements.’
- ‘Every vehicle has a budget that they need to meet and there is only so much they want to spend on a cluster, yet we want to start adding things like dot matrix displays, so you can get more functionality than you have today.’
- ‘Improvements include more dot matrix indicators giving information on the tube, induction loops in ticket halls and platforms, and an updated visual display system on the bus network.’
- ‘Just 15 mm in depth, the company claims the products are the thinnest dot matrix displays available.’
- ‘So the need for the flashing dot matrix sign below, was a bit, well, needless for us’
- ‘The tradeoff, though, is that portable devices feature smaller displays, so the user either has to give up some information - a dot matrix graph, for example - or live with displays that can only be viewed up close.’
- ‘There was a time, long ago that printers had ribbons and used dot matrix printing to create tiny dots that, when looked at, were readable.’
- ‘Since then, EPA and EU requirements, as well as functionality issues involving different demand-printing methods such as dot matrix, laser, and thermal transfer, have made label stocks stronger, thinner, and printer-friendly.’
- ‘‘This process utilizes continuous tone printing vs. a dot matrix approach,’ Flynn said.’
- ‘This is a talking, laptop-style, battery-operated, electronic learning aid with an alphanumeric keyboard and a full dot matrix LCD screen which provides clear animated pictures.’
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