ignore character[ig′nȯr ‚kar·ik·tər]
Also known as erase character.
A character indicating that no action whatever is to be taken, that is, a character to be ignored; often used to obliterate an erroneous character.
A character indicating that the preceding or following character is to be ignored, as specified.
A character indicating that some specified action is not to be taken.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.