Definition of line printer in English:

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line printer

noun

A machine that prints output from a computer a line at a time rather than character by character.
Example sentences
  • When the SLAC Library was started, the Stanford University computing center was a little building with keypunch machines and a line printer.
  • Remember, this was all at a time when computing to the rest of us meant running a few thousand punched cards through a mainframe and waiting to get your output the next day from the line printer.
  • A line printer provided high-speed printout to permit rapid program evaluation and change, and evaluation of test missions.

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