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This page is about the meaning, origin and characteristic of the symbol, emblem, seal, sign, logo or flag: Slash.

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The slash (/) is a sign used as a punctuation mark and for various other purposes. It is often called a forward slash (a retronym used to distinguish the slash from the backslash, "\"), and many other alternative names.

The slash is most commonly used as the word substitute for "or" which indicates a choice (often mutually-exclusive) is present.


Graphical characteristics:
Asymmetric, Open shape, Monochrome, Contains straight lines, Has no crossing lines.

Category: Language Symbols.

Slash is part of the Punctuation group.

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