newline /n[y]oo'li:n/ /n./ 1. [techspeak, primarily Unix]
The ASCII LF character (0001010), used under Unix as a text
line terminator. A Bell-Labs-ism rather than a Berkeleyism;
interestingly (and unusually for Unix jargon), it is said to have
originally been an IBM usage. (Though the term `newline'
appears in ASCII standards, it never caught on in the general
computing world before Unix). 2. More generally, any magic
character, character sequence, or operation (like Pascal's writeln
procedure) required to terminate a text record or separate lines.
See crlf, terpri.
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