enquiry character


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enquiry character

[in′kwīr·ē ‚kar·ik·tər]
(computer science)
A control character used to request a response from receiving equipment.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

enquiry character

In communications, a control character that is transmitted to request a response from the receiving station. In ASCII code, the enquiry ("enq") character is hex 05; in EBCDIC, it is 2D. See ASCII chart and EBCDIC.
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