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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information;
[syn: solidus, slash, virgule, diagonal, stroke, separatrix]


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.] [1913 Webster] In the MSS. of Chaucer, the line is always broken by a caesura in the middle, which is pointed by a virgule. --Hallam. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

virgule 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, underscoring
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

virgule 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". (1997-04-08)