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pound sign

n.
1. The symbol (£) for a unit of currency, especially the pound sterling.
2. The symbol (#) for a pound as a unit of weight.

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n.
1. a symbol (£) for “pound” or “pounds” as a monetary unit of the United Kingdom.
2. a symbol (#) for “pound” or “pounds” as a unit of weight. Compare number sign, space mark.
3. a symbol (#) used for various purposes.
[1975–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pound sign - a symbol for a unit of currency (especially for the pound sterling in Great Britain)
symbol - an arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance
Translations

pound sign

n (Typ) → Pfundzeichen nt
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