Definitions for virguleˈvɜr gyul

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

vir•guleˈvɜr gyul(n.)

  1. a short oblique stroke (/) between two words indicating that the appropriate one may be chosen to complete the sense of the text:

    the defendant and/or his/her attorney.

    Category: Printing

  2. a dividing line, as in dates, fractions, a run-in passage of poetry to show verse division, etc.

    Category: Printing

    Ref: Also called diagonal. 5

Origin of virgule:

1830–40; < F virgule comma, little rod < L virgula, dim. of virga rod

Princeton's WordNet

  1. solidus, slash, virgule, diagonal, stroke, separatrix(noun)

    a punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information


  1. virgule(Noun)

    The diagonal slash character - /, used to separate parts of text, and to represent the word per in expressions such as feet/second.

  2. Origin: From virgula, diminutive of virga.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Virgule(noun)

    a comma

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the punctuation mark (,) used to show a slight pause etc.

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