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Definition of "backslash" [backslash]

  • A backward virgule ( ). (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "backslash" in a sentence
  • "Obviously techniques like this will cause a backslash from the users."
  • "Each of the terms beginning with a backslash is a LaTeX command."
  • "A backslash is a good character, except it must be escaped with a backslash, and makes the sed script obscure."