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pound sign

noun
1.
a symbol (£) for “pound” or “pounds” as a monetary unit of the United Kingdom.
2.
a symbol (#) for “pound” or “pounds” as a unit of weight or mass:
20# bond paper stock.
3.
the symbol (#) used for various purposes.
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  • The pound sign is indicated by L. No attempt has been made to transcribe Greek text or sheet music.

    Hard Cash Charles Reade
  • The pound sign, an "L" with a hash mark derived from the word Libra, which meant weighing scales.

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The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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