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dot-matrix printer

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Computers
dot-matrix printerˈdot-matrix ˌprinter noun [countable]  TDa machine connected to a computer that prints letters, numbers etc using many small dots
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dot-matrix printerAs the name implies, a dot-matrix printer uses patterns of dots printed within a rectangular matrix to generate individual characters.The first four horizontal sections printed on a dot-matrix printer using continuous stationery.But if it's to a dot-matrix printer, the quality will be so low, so don't spend too much.
From Longman Business Dictionarydot-matrix printerdot-ˈmatrix ˌprinter (also dot-matrix) an inexpensive, low-quality printer that prints each letter as a group of small dotsDot-matrix printers can, at best, manage 240 dots per inch and are both slow and noisy. printer
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