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A character that does not represent a printable character but serves to initiate a particular action.
- ‘They were used for control characters, like 7 which made your computer beep and 12 which caused the current page of paper to go flying out of the printer and a new one to be fed in.’
- ‘You may also run across hand-edited neutral data files that are missing large sections, contain control characters, and so on.’
- ‘There is a table of control characters indicating what they do.’
- ‘Unicode, like ASCII, assigns a unique number to each letter, number, symbol and control character.’
control character/kənˈtrōl ˈker(ə)ktər/
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