special character

noun

Definition of special character

  1. :  a symbol used in writing, typing, etc., that represents something other than a letter or number

Word by Word Definitions

specialplay
  1. :  distinguished by some unusual quality

    :  being in some way superior

    :  held in particular esteem

  1. :  one that is used for a special service or occasion

    :  something (as a television program) that is not part of a regular series

    :  a featured dish at a restaurant

characterplay
  1. :  a conventionalized graphic device placed on an object as an indication of ownership, origin, or relationship

    :  a graphic symbol (as a hieroglyph or alphabet letter) used in writing or printing

    :  a magical or astrological emblem

  1. :  engrave, inscribe

    :  represent, portray

    :  characterize

  1. :  capable of portraying an unusual or eccentric personality often markedly different from the player

    :  requiring or involving the portrayal of an unusual or eccentric personality


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