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control break[kən′trōl ‚brāk]
A key change which takes place in a control data field, especially in the execution of a report program.
A suspension of computer operation that is accomplished by simultaneously depressing the control key and the break key.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
control breakA change of category used to trigger a subtotal. For example, if data are subtotalled by state, a control break occurs when NJ changes to NM. See also Ctrl-Break.
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