character cell

character cell

[′kar·ik·tər ‚sel]
(computer science)
A matrix of dots that is used to form a single character on a printer or display screen.
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character cell

A matrix of dots used to form a single character on a display screen or printer. For example, an 8x16 cell is made up of 16 rows of eight dots. Character cells are displayed and printed contiguously; therefore the design of each letter, digit or symbol within the cell must include surrounding blank space. See character based.
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