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n. ~ 1. A small protrusion used to grasp or for a label. - 2. A part of a file guide or folder that extends from the body and is used for a label. - 3. Computing · A control character used to lay out data or as a delimiter between fields.

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Tab3 typically connotes key on a keyboard or computer control character (ASCII 9) used to organize information into columns and is often used to indent the first line of a paragraph. The same character is sometimes used as a delimiter between fields in data files. The vertical tab character (ASCII 11) controls vertical spacing.