Updated: 01/18/2023 by Computer Hope

CR may refer to any of the following:

Carriage return

1. Short for carriage return, CR represents a carriage return done by pressing the Enter and Return key.

How to write a carriage return

In programming languages such as C, Java, and Perl and regular expressions the return or CR character is represented as a \r escape sequence.


A carriage return is not the same as a newline or linefeed. However, the text CR may be combined with LF (line feed)to form CR/LF or CRLF (carriage return/line feed).

2. The Internet domain suffix .cr is short for Costa Rica.

Computer acronyms, FF, Hard return, Keyboard terms, LF, Newline, Return, Soft Return