1. [syn: solidus, slash, virgule, diagonal, stroke, separatrix]
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4 definitions retrieved:
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Virgule \Vir"gule\, n. [F. virgule, fr. L. virgula, dim. of
virga. See Verge a rod.]
A comma. [R.]
In the MSS. of Chaucer, the line is always broken by a
caesura in the middle, which is pointed by a virgule.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of
information [syn: solidus, slash, virgule,
diagonal, stroke, separatrix]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
38 Moby Thesaurus words for "virgule":
band, bar, bend, bias, cross-hatching, dash, delineation, diagonal,
dotted line, hachure, hairline, hatching, line, lineation, oblique,
oblique angle, oblique figure, oblique line, rhomboid, score,
scratch comma, separatrix, slant, slash, solidus, streak,
streaking, striation, strip, stripe, striping, stroke,
sublineation, transverse, underline, underlining, underscore,
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):
Rare, and ambiguous: slash or comma.
"Virgule" (or rather, Latin "virgula", meaning "little rod"
or, vividly enough, "little penis") was the name of a
punctuation character shaped like a small slash and used in
the Latin writing system much like a modern comma -- hence
the ambiguity of this term in modern English.
Compare French "virgule" and Italian "virgola", meaning
"comma" (not "slash"); Italian "doppia virgola" and
"virgoletta", both meaning "double quote".