backslash

noun back·slash \ ˈbak-ˌslash \

Definition of backslash

: a mark \ used especially in computer programming

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First Known Use of backslash

1979


BACKSLASH Defined for English Language Learners

backslash

noun

Definition of backslash for English Language Learners

  • : a mark \ that is used for separating written items in computer file names, commands, etc.


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