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backslash Explained

backslash at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


backslash at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1982, new punctuation symbol introduced for computer purposes. ///

backslash at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] a line ( \) used in writing to separate words, numbers, or letters//

backslash at German => English Of Explained:


backslash at German => English Of Explained:


backslash at English => English (GNU/Linux) Of Explained:

A character () that is used in shell statements to quote another character (that is, to remove its special meaning to the shell). For example, if you want to use a dollar sign as a dollar sign, rather than as a symbol for end of line, enter $. From Linux Guide @FirstLinux

Backslash at German => English Of Explained:

Backslash [bakslaʃ]nsm

backslash at English => English (Computer) Of Explained:

se air
ВОЙНСТВЕН дух martial spirit
ВОЙНСТВЕНo настроение an aggressive/a belligerent moodbellicosityarmy, hostmilitantarmy
редовна ВОЙСКА a regular/standing army
животът във ВОЙСКАта army life
войски troops, forces
бронетанкови войски armoured troops
инженерни войски engineers, sappers
свързочни войски signal troops, (corps of) signals

backslash at English (WD) Of Explained:



Inter: compound » back|slash, because it is sloped back against the direction of writing, in contrast to the common slash Inter: term » /||slash, solidus, oblique, forward slash|lang=en.


* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /ˈbækˌslæʃ/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /"B{k%sl{S/


Inter: en-noun » backslashes
  • The punctuation mark \.
    1. Inter: computing » rare Inter: non-gloss definition » Used erroneously in reference to, or in reading out, the ordinary slash, that is, the punctuation mark /.
    2. 2001, James T. Bretzke, Bibliography on East Asian Religion and Philosophy, Edwin Mellen Press, ISBN 0-7734-7318-1, page 455:
    3. : Inter: .. » . I was trying to find a web-site for which I had been given the following address: Inter: .. » . I began to work backwards, removing first the last part of the address following the last backslash (/korjournal.htm).
    4. 2010, Lee Vance, The Garden of Betrayal, Random House (2011), ISBN 978-0-307-39035-6, page 25:
    5. : “So, do what I tell you. Open a browser window and type this in the menuInter: SI » C bar: F-T-P colon backslash backslash euronews dot net backslash...”
    6. : I pecked carefully at the keyboard as he dictated a URL that was about fifty characters long, Inter: .. » .
    7. 2010, Frank Barnas and Ted White, Broadcast News Writing, Reporting, and Producing, Fifth Edition, Elsevier, ISBN 0080953972, page 114:
    8. : Also, avoid submenusInter: SI » C that can confuse the audience—if you're giving lengthy Web site addresses full of backslashes, shorten it so only the Web site's home page is given.

      Usage notes

      * Sometimes used to indicate the beginning and ending of an area of words being marked for correction.


      * reverse solidus

  • slosh


    Inter: trans-top » punctuation mark
  • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|backslash|m, Inter: t- » nl|terugschrap|m, Inter: t- » nl|omgekeerde schuine streep|f, Inter: t- » nl|schuine streep naar links|f, Inter: t- » nl|schuine streep naar achter|f, Inter: t- » nl|terugstreep|f
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|kenoviiva
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Backslash|m, Inter: t- » de|Rückwärtsschrägstrich|m

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|αντιπλάγια|f|tr=antiplágia|sc=Grek, Inter: t+ » el|κάθετος|f|sc=Grek
    • Maltese: Inter: t- » mt|sinjal djagonali
    • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|odwrotny ukośnik|m
    • Turkish: Inter: t- » tr|ters bölü

    Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-verb » backslashes|backslashing|backslashed
  • Inter: computing » transitive To escape (a metacharacter) by prepending a backslash that serves as an escape character, thereby forming an escape sequence.

    See also

    * Inter: pedi » a

  • Inter: typography mark » s



    From Inter: etyl » en|nl Inter: term » backslash|lang=en.


    Inter: rfp » lang=nl


    Inter: nl-noun » m|backslashes|pl2=backslashen|backslashje
  • backslash


    * Inter: l » nl|omgekeerde schuine streep
    • Inter: l » nl|schuine streep naar achter
    • Inter: l » nl|schuine streep naar links
    • Inter: l » nl|terugschrap
    • Inter: l » nl|terugstreep

    Translation: de » backslash
    Translation: et » backslash
    Translation: fr » backslash
    Translation: ko » backslash
    Translation: io » backslash
    Translation: it » backslash
    Translation: kn » backslash
    Translation: pl » backslash
    Translation: pt » backslash
    Category: simple:backslash -
    Translation: fi » backslash
    Translation: sv » backslash
    Translation: vi » backslash
    Translation: zh » backslash