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ASCII terminal

A simple input/output device that transmits and receives ASCII data. See dumb terminal.



dumb terminal

A display terminal that provides keyboard input and screen output and no data processing capability. Dumb terminals flourished in the days of minicomputers and mainframes. See smart terminal, 3270 and VT100.



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ASCII-based domain nameASCII transfer
ASCII charactersASCII value
ASCII chartASCIIbetical
ASCII codeASDL
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ASCII protocolASF
ASCII sortAshton-Tate
ASCII tableASIC

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