Slash (punctuation)

Slash or solidus
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Fraction slash Division slash Fullwidth solidus

The slash is the oblique slanting line punctuation mark /. It is also known as a stroke, a solidus, a forward slash and several other historical or technical names. Once used to mark periods and commas, the slash is now used to represent division and fractions, exclusive 'or' and inclusive 'or', and as a date separator.

A slash in the reverse direction \ is known as a backslash.

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