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dot matrix

[¦dät ′mā·triks]
(computer science)
An array of dots that forms a character or graphic symbol.
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dot matrix

A pattern of dots that forms character and graphic images on printers. Although inkjet and laser printers print in dots, and monitors display dots as well, the term generally refers to images created with serial dot matrix printers. See dot matrix printer.
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