HELP
 

   
Definitions
carriage return Tweet Definition of carriage return Like Definition of carriage return on Facebook
noun or return key
  1. On a mechanical typewriter the action or result that comes about using the return lever which when moved caused the paper holding carriage to return to it's home (left margin position) and advance the line advance roller by single-space, double spaced, double-space or one-and-a-half-spaced lines down the page being typed.
  2. On a electric typewriter or electronic (computer) printer the key, key press, or control code which causes the carriage or print-head to return to it's home (left margin position) and advance the roller similarly, or the description of taking the action giving that result.
  3. (computing) On a computer running a text editing applications program, the key which generates a typewriter-like carriage return on the computer keyboard by generating a CR, normally paired with a line feed) as the CRLF control code sequence or newline. Since the Mid-1980's this key is usually labeled as the enter key on computers.
  4. (computing) The control character (0x0D in ASCII) which moves the active printing position of a printer print-head (or video screen cursor) to the left margin.
Etymology: from the carriage return lever on typewriters


Supplemental Details:Sponsor an extended definition for carriage return for as little as $10 per month. Click here to contact us.

     
   

 Find:
  Words Starting With:
  Words Ending With:
  Words Containing:
  Words That Match:

 
Translate Into:
Dutch   French   German
  
Italian   Spanish
    Show results per page.

Browse the Dictionary
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

   
Dictionary content provided from Wiktionary.org under the GNU Free Documentation License
Allwords Copyright 1998-2019 All rights reserved.

privacy policy