Definitions for "Escape character"
A symbol that indicates that the next character is a member of a different character set.
See Release Character, Escape Sequence, Delimiter
a special character that we can write but will do something special onscreen, such as make a beep, write a tab, and so on
Keywords:  crashes, exit, keyboard, loop, command
A keyboard command that allows you to exit a computer system in case that system crashes or gets into a loop.