( CR) - A control character ( ASCII: 13) specifying that the next character is to be displayed at the leftmost position of the current line. In older mechanical character printing devices the carriage was moved to cause printing in different character positions of the same line. In a PC the CR code is generated by pressing the Enter key on the keyboard, and stored in most text file s at the end of each line. See also ASCII, End of Line.
Abbreviated CR. A nonprinting character that tells the computer or printer to end a line of text and start a new one. It's used to end paragraphs. Even though you can't see them, you can delete carriage returns the same way you delete other characters.
the act of returning to the beginning of the current line, abbreviated