double prime


: the symbol ″ used to distinguish arbitrary characters (such as a, a′, and a″), to indicate a specific unit (such as inches), or to indicate the second derivative of a function (such as p″ or f″(x)) compare prime sense 7

Examples of double prime in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The company ranks strongly in terms of its return on assets (ROA) and Z double prime bankruptcy risk (Z) score. Charles Rotblut, Forbes, 10 Nov. 2022 The company ranks strongly in terms of its Z double prime score and F-Score. Charles Rotblut, Forbes, 26 Apr. 2022 The company ranks strong in terms of its Z double prime bankruptcy risk (Z) score and F-Score, ranking in the 73rd percentile of all U.S.-listed stocks for both components. Charles Rotblut, Forbes, 21 Oct. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1904, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of double prime was in 1904

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“Double prime.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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