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forward slash

noun
1.
a short oblique stroke (/), or slash, especially one used in computer programming or to specify an Internet address or computer filename.
Compare backslash.
Can be confused
backslash, forward slash, virgule.
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Contemporary definitions for forward slash
noun

the character /used to refer to websites or their parts, as opposed to a backslash ; virgule

Examples

The forward slash has several important applications in a computer context.

Usage Note

computing

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