swung dash

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swung dash

n.
A character (~) used to stand for all or part of a word that has previously been spelled out.

swung dash

n
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a mark, ~, traditionally used in text to indicate the omission of a word or part of a word

swung′ dash`


n.
a mark of punctuation (~) used in place of a word or part of a word previously spelled out.
[1950–55]

swung dash

A printing character (~) used to take the place of a word or part of a word that is deliberately omitted.
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Noun1.swung dash - a punctuation mark used in text to indicate the omission of a word
punctuation mark, punctuation - the marks used to clarify meaning by indicating separation of words into sentences and clauses and phrases