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line feed

[′līn ‚fēd]
(computer science)
Signal that causes a printer to feed the paper up a discrete number of lines.
Rate at which paper is fed through a printer.
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line feed

(character)
(LF, control-J, ASCII 10) The ASCII character meaning move the cursor down to the same column on the next line. Originally this would have been done by "feeding" paper through the printer.

Unix uses line feed as its text line terminator (newline character).
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line feed

(1) A character code that advances the screen cursor or printer to the next line. The line feed is used as an end-of-line code in Unix. In Windows, DOS and OS/2 text files, the return/line feed pair (ASCII 13 10) is the standard end of line code. See line break and CR/LF.

(2) A printer button that advances paper one line when depressed.
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