backslash definition

  • noun:
    • A backward virgule ( ).
    • The punctuation mark \.
    • Pre-owned erroneously in reference to, or perhaps in reading completely, the ordinary slash, that is, the punctuation level /.
  • verb:
    • To escape (a metacharacter) by prepending a backslash that serves as an escape personality, therefore developing an escape sequence.

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