forward slash

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General English

Electronics

  • In most computer operating systems, a character which serves to denote division, as seen, for instance, in: 22/7. This character also serves to separate elements within an internet address, as seen, for example in: http://www.yipeeee.com/whoo/yaah.html. This character has a place on the keyboard, and is shown here between brackets: [/]. Also known as slash, or virgule.
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