line feed

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line feed (plural line feeds)

  1. On a typewriter, the action of the carriage roller to push the page up one or more lines when executing a carriage return.
  2. (computing) The character (0x0a in ASCII) which advances the paper by one line in a teletype or printer, or moves the cursor to the next line on a display.



line feed (third-person singular simple present line feeds, present participle line feeding, simple past and past participle line fed)

  1. To advance the page one line at a time, particularly in rapid succession.

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