word wrap

noun

: a word processing feature that automatically transfers a word for which there is insufficient space from the end of one line of text to the beginning of the next

Examples of word wrap in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Who would have guessed automatic word wrap was a 2018 new feature? Aaron Pressman, Fortune, 13 July 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1977, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of word wrap was in 1977

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“Word wrap.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/word%20wrap. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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