dot matrix


Definition of dot matrix

: a pattern of dots in a grid from which alphanumeric characters can be formed a dot matrix printer

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The text looks a lot like a dot matrix format from the 60s and 70s, and that's for a good reason. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "This Sand Printing Robot Is What You Need If You're Stranded on a Desert Island," 3 July 2018 Payments are made by Quick Response (QR) codes, the square black-and-white dot matrices that have become ubiquitous in China. The Economist, "Paying respectsHow mobile money is spreading," 3 May 2018

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First Known Use of dot matrix

1963, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of dot matrix

: a pattern of dots that form letters, numbers, etc., on a computer screen or on something printed from a computer

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