Definition of line feed in English:

line feed

Syllabification: line feed


  • 1The action of advancing paper in a printing machine by the space of one line.
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    • Preview pane strips out all the carriage returns and line feeds, so everything becomes one huge paragraph.
  • 1.1 Computing The analogous movement of text on a computer screen.
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    • When Hewlett-Packard printers are not sent data in their native print language (such as PCL, HPGL or Postscript), they expect MS-DOS line endings consisting of an ASCII carriage return and line feed (newline).
    • This commonly happens when the tty layer wants to convert a newline character to a linefeed plus a newline character.

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