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newline: /n[y]oo´li:n/, n.

1. [techspeak, primarily Unix] The ASCII LF character (0001010), used under Unix as a text line terminator. Though the term newline appears in ASCII standards, it never caught on in the general computing world before Unix.

2. More generally, any magic character, character sequence, or operation (like Pascal's writeln procedure) required to terminate a text record or separate lines. See crlf.