octothorp definition

  • noun:
    • alternate spelling of octothorpe.
    • A typographic symbolization (#) having two vertical outlines intersected by two horizontal lines. Additionally, it is called the crosshatch, hash, numeral sign and number sign; in the U. S. it is commonly known as the lb indication, specially to designate the sign as used on electronic telephone dials, but this is confusing to Europeans which think about the pound sign as image when it comes to Brit pound. It really is widely used as emblematic for the word number.

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