Definitions for backslashˈbækˌslæʃ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a short oblique stroke (蜦): used in some computer operating systems to mark the division between a directory and a subdirectory, as in typing a path.

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Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. backslash(noun)ˈækslˌæʃ

    a written mark ( ) that slopes backward


  1. Backslash

    The backslash is a typographical mark used mainly in computing and is the mirror image of the common slash. It is sometimes called a hack, whack, escape, reverse slash, slosh, backslant, backwhack, and in rare occasions, bash, reverse slant, and reversed virgule. In Unicode, it is encoded at U+005C \ reverse solidus.

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the sign ().

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