- (computing) a word processing feature which automatically adjusts lines of text to fit within the page margins. Words exceeding the margins are set to begin a new line.
An example of word wrap is the automatic moving of the words on a long line of words to fit the words within a cell on a spreadsheet.
A word processing feature that moves words to the next line automatically as you type based on the current right margin setting. Some word processing programs allow word wrap to be turned off for writing source code. Of course, for customized spacing, you can always press Enter for a hard return just as in the old typewriter days. See hard return.