octothorp
noun see octothorpe

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  • octothorp — oc to*thorp, octothorpe oc to*thorpe, n. [octo eight + thorp Etymology of thorp uncertain. (ca. 1965). See quote below. Possibly derived from octalthorpe or octotherp (once used by the Bell System?).] A typographic symbol (#) having two vertical… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • octothorp — Октоторп, «Решетка» (Octothorp)     Знак, обозначающий номер в Англии и Америке. Название пришло из картографии, где таким знаком обозначается деревня (Octothorp значит «восемь полей», и знак изображает восемь полей и населенный пункт посередине) …   Шрифтовая терминология

  • octothorp — [ ɒktə(ʊ)θɔ:p] (also octothorpe) noun chiefly N. Amer. another term for the symbol #. Origin 1970s: of uncertain origin; prob. from octo (referring to the eight points on the symbol) + the surname Thorpe …   English new terms dictionary

  • octothorp — oc·to·thorp …   English syllables

  • octothorp — noun see octothorpe …   Useful english dictionary

  • crosshatch — octothorp oc to*thorp, octothorpe oc to*thorpe, n. [octo eight + thorp Etymology of thorp uncertain. (ca. 1965). See quote below. Possibly derived from octalthorpe or octotherp (once used by the Bell System?).] A typographic symbol (#) having two …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hash — octothorp oc to*thorp, octothorpe oc to*thorpe, n. [octo eight + thorp Etymology of thorp uncertain. (ca. 1965). See quote below. Possibly derived from octalthorpe or octotherp (once used by the Bell System?).] A typographic symbol (#) having two …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • number sign — octothorp oc to*thorp, octothorpe oc to*thorpe, n. [octo eight + thorp Etymology of thorp uncertain. (ca. 1965). See quote below. Possibly derived from octalthorpe or octotherp (once used by the Bell System?).] A typographic symbol (#) having two …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • numeral sign — octothorp oc to*thorp, octothorpe oc to*thorpe, n. [octo eight + thorp Etymology of thorp uncertain. (ca. 1965). See quote below. Possibly derived from octalthorpe or octotherp (once used by the Bell System?).] A typographic symbol (#) having two …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • octothorpe — octothorp oc to*thorp, octothorpe oc to*thorpe, n. [octo eight + thorp Etymology of thorp uncertain. (ca. 1965). See quote below. Possibly derived from octalthorpe or octotherp (once used by the Bell System?).] A typographic symbol (#) having two …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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