backslash
noun Date: 1982 a mark used especially in computer programming

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  • Backslash — Backslash …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • backslash — back‧slash [ˈbækslæʆ] noun [countable] COMPUTING a line () used in writing to separate words, numbers, or letters * * * backslash UK US /ˈbækslæʃ/ noun [C] ► IT the symbol that is used for separating words, letters, or numbers in the names of… …   Financial and business terms

  • backslash — 1982, new punctuation symbol introduced for computer purposes, from BACK (Cf. back) (adj.) + SLASH (Cf. slash) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • backslash — [bak′slash΄] n. a short diagonal line (): a character commonly found on computer keyboards: cf. SLASH1 (n. 3) …   English World dictionary

  • Backslash — The backslash ( ) is a typographical mark (glyph) used chiefly in computing. It was first introduced to computers in 1960 by Bob Bemer. [ [http://www.thocp.net/biographies/bemer bob.htm Mini Biography of Bob Bemer] ] Sometimes called a reverse… …   Wikipedia

  • Backslash — Satzzeichen Punkt ( . ) Komma ( , ) Semikolon ( ; ) Doppelpunkt ( : ) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Backslash — linksseitiger Schrägstrich; zurückgelehnter Schrägstrich; umgekehrter Schrägstrich * * * Back|slash 〈[ bæ̣kslæʃ] m. 6; EDV; 〉 Schrägstrich von links oben nach rechts unten; Ggs Slash [engl.; <back „zurück“ + slash mark „Schrägstrich“ <slash …   Universal-Lexikon

  • backslash — UK [ˈbækˌslæʃ] / US noun [countable] Word forms backslash : singular backslash plural backslashes the symbol used for separating words or numbers, especially in the names of computer files. The similar symbol / is called a forward slash …   English dictionary

  • Backslash — Barre oblique inversée Ponctuation Accolades ( { } ) · Parenthèses ( ( ) )  Chevrons ( < > ) · Crochets ( [ ] )  Guillemets ( « » ou “ ”… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • backslash — 1. noun /ˈbækˌslæʃ/ a) The punctuation mark . b) the punctuation mark /, properly called slash ; see below. Syn: reverse solidus, slosh 2. verb /ˈbækˌslæʃ/ To prefix with a backslash so a …   Wiktionary

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