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noun back·slash \-ˌslash\

Definition of backslash

  1. :  a mark \ used especially in computer programming

1979

First Known Use of backslash

1979


BACKSLASH Defined for English Language Learners

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noun back·slash \-ˌslash\

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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