escape character (ESC)

escape character (ESC): 1. In alphabet coding schemes, a specially designated character, the occurrence of which in the data signifies that one or more of the characters to follow are from a different character code, i.e., have meanings other than normal. 2. In a text-control sequence of characters, a control character that indicates the beginning of the sequence and the end of any preceding text.

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