backslash

Definitions

General English

General Science

  • noun the printed or keyboard symbol ""

Computing

  • noun ASCII character 92, "" , the sign which is used in MS-DOS to represent the root directory of a disk such as C: or to separate subdirectories in a path such as C:

Electronics

  • In most computer operating systems, a character which serves to separate folders and directories in file path names, as seen, for instance, in: C:DocumentsRemindersToday.xyz. This character has a place on the keyboard, and is shown here between brackets: []. Also known as reverse solidus.

Information & Library Science

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