dot matrix printer

Definitions

Commerce

  • noun
    (written as dot-matrix printer)
    a cheap printer which makes letters by printing many small dots (the quality is not as good as laser printers or inkjet printers)

Computing

  • noun
    (written as dot-matrix printer)
    a printer in which the characters are made up by a series of closely spaced dots

Electronics

  • (written as dot-matrix printer)
    A printer which creates alphanumeric characters and images by striking pins against an ink ribbon. There is a matrix of pins, and each pin makes a single dot. The more pins, the higher the resolution of the printed output. Also called matrix printer.

Information & Library Science

  • noun a printer which uses a series of closely spaced dots and prints out line by line
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