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Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceWords & Wordplay · 1 decade ago

what is the meaning for this punctuation mark ( ~ )?

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that website didnt help ? thanks anyway i guess.

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  • Mary
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    1 decade ago
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    It's a tilda: - A tilde (pronounced TILL-duh or TILL-day) looks like this: ~. It's a special typographic character found on most keyboards that means various things, depending on the context. In some operating systems, including UNIX, the tilde is used to represent the current user's home directory. On Web server systems, the tilde is frequently used by convention as the first character for any user's home directory in the file system. Since users often keep personal or business Web pages on a server under their personal home directory, you will often see the tilde as part of Web addresses. As a mathematical symbol, the tilde means "approximately" and in logic it means "not."

    The tilde is one of the 128 alphanumeric and special characters in ASCII, the most common standard for electronic text exchange. The tilde happens to be ASCII character 126. It's sometimes called a "twiddle" or a "squiggle."

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tilde

    http://www.linfo.org/tilde.html

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    squarebracket is used for words no longer meant to be a area of sentence yet as basically a splash writing or authorial interjection. I.e. It grew to become right into a rely of opinion that if presented the posision, he (professor style) could maximum possibly refuse it immoral grounds. ( equals sq(.

  • 1 decade ago

    I think in math it means approximately. I really don't know though.

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