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hash·tag

 (hăsh′tăg′)
n. Computers
A searchable keyword or sequence of characters prefixed with the pound sign (#), included in a tweet or other electronic communication and indicating the subject matter.

[hash + tag.]
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hashtag

(ˈhæʃˌtæɡ)
n
(Communications & Information) (on the Twitter website) a word or phrase preceded by a hash mark, used to denote the topic of a post
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