characterwise

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

character +‎ -wise

Adverb[edit]

characterwise (not comparable)

  1. In terms of character.
    • 2009 August 22, Michael Cieply And Dave Itzkoff, “Blockbuster Trailer: The Selling of ‘Avatar’”, in New York Times[1]:
      “What I saw was looking great, but characterwise I couldn’t tell who they are, what they do,” he said.

Adjective[edit]

characterwise (not comparable)

  1. (computing) In terms of text characters.
    • 1977, E. Edelhoff, Klaus-Dieter Lehmann, On-line library and network systems: symposium
      Subfields necessitate characterwise processing, because only that field is given an entry in the directory of a record which specifies the tag, the length and the starting character position of the field concerned []