control character

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control character

[kən′trōl ‚kar·ik·tər]
(computer science)
A character whose occurrence in a particular context initiates, modifies, or stops a control operation in a computer or associated equipment.
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Control character (CR) corresponding to binary data 00001101 is used to represent identifier.
If you use the wrong word length, the computer misunderstands most of the characters and may interpret some as control characters (instructions to perform various functions).
By having the ability to control characters down to eyelid blinks and facial animations, we're able to bring a whole new meaning to 'cinematic computing'.
The Sims 2 Open for Business builds on The Sims 2 experience, which allows players to create and control characters called Sims.
We understand the value of copyright and an author's right to control characters and sequels.
Each channel also individually handles on-chip 8B/10B coding, with support for special data and control characters, which ensures balanced data transmission over the backplane.
Each channel also individually handles on-chip 8B/10B line encoding and decoding, with support for special data and control characters, which ensures balanced data transmission over the backplane.
Each channel also individually handles on-chip 8B/10B encoding and decoding, with support for special data and control characters, which ensures balanced data transmission over the backplane.
Each bi-directional, 8-bit channel also provides 8B/10B line encoding and decoding with support for special data and control characters to ensure balanced data transmission over the backplane.