dot matrix
noun Date: 1963 a pattern of dots in a grid from which alphanumeric characters can be formed <
a dot matrix printer
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • dot-matrix — [dät′mā′triks] adj. of or pertaining to a system of printing, as by certain computer printers, in which characters are formed of individual dots printed close together by means of columns of small hammers that are moved across the page * * * …   Universalium

  • Dot Matrix —   [engl.], Punktmatrix …   Universal-Lexikon

  • dot-matrix — [dät′mā′triks] adj. of or pertaining to a system of printing, as by certain computer printers, in which characters are formed of individual dots printed close together by means of columns of small hammers that are moved across the page …   English World dictionary

  • Dot matrix — For other uses including the printer and display types, and fictional characters of this name, see Dot matrix (disambiguation). Bling Bling : Dot matrix style skywriting. A dot matrix is a 2 dimensional array of LED used to represent characters,… …   Wikipedia

  • dot matrix — noun a rectangular matrix of dots from which written characters can be formed • Hypernyms: ↑matrix * * * noun, pl ⋯ matrices or ⋯ matrixes [count] : a pattern of dots that form letters, numbers, etc., on a computer screen or on something printed… …   Useful english dictionary

  • dot matrix — Computers. a method of forming characters and graphics, used by CRTs and other screens, some printers (dot matrix printers), and some plotters, by creating the desired pattern using dots from a dense matrix. [1960 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • dot-matrix — adjective That functions by use of a dot matrix …   Wiktionary

  • dot-matrix — dot′ ma′trix adj. cmp pertaining to the formation of characters and graphics with dots from a matrix, as by some computer printers • Etymology: 1960–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • dot matrix —    Type of printer that produces text and graphics from many small dots arranged in a matrix …   IT glossary of terms, acronyms and abbreviations

  • dot matrix — adjective (Of a printer) which prints by stamping an array of tiny dots onto the paper …   Wiktionary

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