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n. Printing
See slash.

[French, comma, obelus, from Late Latin virgula, accentual mark, from Latin, obelus, diminutive of virga, rod.]


(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing another name for solidus
[C19: from French: comma, from Latin virgula a little rod, from virga rod]


(ˈvɜr gyul)

1. a short oblique stroke (/) between two words indicating that the appropriate one may be chosen to complete the sense of the text: the defendant and/or his/her attorney.
2. a dividing line, as in dates, fractions, a run-in passage of poetry to show verse division, etc. Also called diagonal.
[1830–40; < French virgule comma, little rod < Latin virgula, diminutive of virga rod]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.virgule - a punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of informationvirgule - a punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information
punctuation mark, punctuation - the marks used to clarify meaning by indicating separation of words into sentences and clauses and phrases
barra oblicua


[ˈvɜːgjuːl] N (US) (Typ) → barra f oblicua


n (US Typ: = oblique) → Schrägstrich m, → Virgel f (spec)
References in classic literature ?
Comment dit-on point et virgule en Anglais, monsieur?
000 livres sterling) que lui versait la marque a la virgule.
Les exemples qui font l'objet de l'analyse correspondront essentiellement a la construction dans laquelle rue X et dans la rue X seront places dans le co-texte a droite du verbe, sans etre separes de ce dernier par une virgule.
Ce recueil est incontestablement un coup de maitre pour les nouvelles editions Virgule et leur promoteur, le poete Rachid Khaless, qui dans son avant-propos parle a juste titre d'un travail a deux coeurs.
For example, the Virgule pump, a stiletto with a comma-shaped heel, has retained it freshness for half a century, Frisoni said.
Le club de la capitale y songe fortement et a decide de sonder plusieurs concurrents de la marque a la virgule, histoire de mettre la pression sur Nike a moins d'un an de la fin de son contrat.
The ousting of Morsi in a coup is just "a virgule in the historic progress" of the MB, to borrow the words of the late Necmettin Erbakan, who faced the postmodern coup of 1997.
The generic locus of Utopia [Hester explained] is that seam (or seem /seme) between Philosophy and History, that space (or no-place) traced by the bold virgule on the book cover.
Instead, see that in slow motion, across the course of a year, 1 967, and against the double negatives of the Relaches, Sturtevant cleaves the everything of The Store of Claes Oldenburg, her virgule consisting of the Study for Yvonne Rainess "Three Seascapes'"--but the climax of her Study, unlike Rainer's own Three Seascapes, was not centered by the diagonal undulations of a "sexy, crippled, possessed, audience-be-damned, nothing-to-lose, shameless, female critter"; not centered either by the "self" or the "feminine" or something as effective and awkward as a woman doing female impersonation.
The numerator and the denominator are separated by a line called a bar or a slanted line called a virgule.
Par exemple, dans le Dictionnaire des oeuvres du XXe siecle, a l'entree sur la revue << Presence africaine >>, nous lisons simplement << Sembene Ousmame >>, mais a l'index on a << SEMBENE Ousmane >> --noter les capitales a Sembene, sans accent sur le << e >> de << be >>, l'absence de virgule entre les deux parties du nom (Mitterand 1995 : 396, 591).
Using this point of entry into a theory of skin has helped to further understand its role in the intersection of cultural thought and cultural behaviour--an inside/outside of thinking/doing in which our skin, as that membrane (the virgule within each of these binaries), remains in question, a point of contention.