device control character


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device control character

[di′vīs kən′trōl ‚kar·ik·tər]
(computer science)
A special character used to direct a peripheral or communications device to perform a specific function.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

device control character

A communications code that activates a function on a terminal. See ASCII chart.
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