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2 definitions found
 for control-C
From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

      1. ?Stop whatever you are doing.? From the interrupt character used on many
      operating systems to abort a running program. Considered silly.
      2. interj. Among BSD Unix hackers, the canonical humorous response to ?Give
      me a break!?

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

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      (Or ETX, End of Text) The ASCII character with
     code 3.
     Control-C is the interrupt character used in the
     command-line interface of many operating systems,
     including Unix and MS-DOS, to force the currently running
     program to stop and return control to the user.
     [{Jargon File]

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