line printer
noun Date: 1955 a high-speed printing device (as for a computer) that prints each line as a unit rather than character by character

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  • line printer — n. a high speed computer printer that prints an entire line at a time, rather than single characters …   English World dictionary

  • line printer — line .printer n a machine that prints information from a computer at a very high speed >line printing n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Line Printer — Line Printer,   LPT …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Line printer — IBM 1403 line printer, the classic line printer of the mainframe era. The line printer is a form of high speed impact printer in which one line of type is printed at a time. They are mostly associated with the early days of computing, but the… …   Wikipedia

  • line printer — noun printer that serves as an output device on a computer; prints a whole line of characters at a time • Syn: ↑line at a time printer • Hypernyms: ↑printer, ↑printing machine • Hyponyms: ↑drum printer * * * ˈline printer …   Useful english dictionary

  • line printer — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms line printer : singular line printer plural line printers a fast printer that prints a whole line at a time …   English dictionary

  • line printer — eilutinis spausdintuvas statusas T sritis informatika apibrėžtis ↑Spausdintuvas, iš karto spausdinantis visą teksto eilutę. Tai elektromechaninis spausdintuvas, anksčiau naudotas dėl didesnio greičio negu tuo metu naudotas elektromechaninis… …   Enciklopedinis kompiuterijos žodynas

  • line printer — printer which prints information one band at a time …   English contemporary dictionary

  • line printer —    Any high volume printer that prints a complete line at a time, rather than printing one character at a time (as a dot matrix printer or a daisy wheel printer does) or one page at a time (as a laser printer does). Line printers are very high… …   Dictionary of networking

  • line printer — Computers. a printer that produces an entire line of output at a time. [1950 55] * * * …   Universalium

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