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wraparound A facility of a VDU, allowing it to display lines of text that would otherwise be too long to be displayed completely: the line appears on the screen as two or more successive lines. This division into shorter lines that can fit within the available screen size is a function of the VDU electronics and there is no need for a format character to be included in the data stream. Wraparound may occur when a given number of characters has been received or, in word-processing applications, at word boundaries – when it is known as word wrap.

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wraparound

wrap·a·round / ˈrapəˌround/ • adj. curving or extending around at the edges or sides: wraparound sunglasses. ∎  (of a garment) having one part overlapping another and fastened loosely: a wraparound skirt. • n. 1. a wraparound garment. 2. Comput. a facility by which a linear sequence of memory locations or screen positions is treated as a continuous circular series.

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