escape key


escape key
The key marked ESC on a computer keyboard. It is often used to 'escape' out of a program or procedure in a program. Also, the ASCII character (ASCII 27) is used by ANSI to produce limited graphics. Same as ESC. See also ANSI.

Dictionary of telecommunications. . 2000.

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