Wordmark (computer hardware)

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For the graphic design term, see Wordmark (graphic identity).

In computer hardware, a word mark, record mark or flag is a bit in each memory location on some variable word length computers (e.g., IBM 1401, 1410, 1620) used to mark the end of a word.[1] Sometimes the actual bit used as a wordmark on a given machine is not called wordmark, but has a different name (e.g., flag on the IBM 1620, because on this machine it is multipurpose).[2]

The term word mark should not be confused with group mark - word mark or with record mark, which are distinct characters.

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