idle character


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idle character

In data communications, a character transmitted to keep the line synchronized when there is no data being sent. See idle interrupt and System Idle Process.
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Centering on a world of rich, idle characters and dealing with hopeless love affairs which lead to tragedy, the film, the first feature by husband-and-wife team of Viorica Mesina and Sergiu Prodan, is visually lush and for the most part engrossing.