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n. Printing
See slash.

[French, comma, obelus, from Late Latin virgula, accentual mark, from Latin, obelus, diminutive of virga, rod.]
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(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing another name for solidus
[C19: from French: comma, from Latin virgula a little rod, from virga rod]
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(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]
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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
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barra oblicua


[ˈvɜːgjuːl] N (US) (Typ) → barra f oblicua
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n (US Typ: = oblique) → Schrägstrich m, → Virgel f (spec)
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References in classic literature ?
"Comment dit-on point et virgule en Anglais, monsieur?"
Max, I'm not sure if I placed those slants above--which are also called "virgules" or "slashes" or "soliduses"--in the correct spots.
There's even the visual presentation of virgules, forward slashes, as obstructions rather than as notational gestures.
Edwards queries the treatment of manuscript capitalization and text division in the Athlone Piers Plowman editions; Ronald Waldron examines the extent of scribal attention to punctuation in English and Latin copies of the Polychronicon; Janet Cowen scrutinizes the function, if any, of virgules in an English verse translation of Boccaccio's De mulieribus claris; and Hans Sauer taxonomizes 'binomials' (i.e.
J'ai corrige dans le texte quelques virgules et un vers qui n'etait pas comprehensible (page 86).
breaks" indicated here by virgules are a function of this
Oddly, the facsimiles of the imprints in Anexo 2 are easier to read than the transcriptions: the latter are packed together without paragraphing, and with line divisions of the originals indicated by numbered virgules.
Lines 20 and 21 of the text are interrupted by a long section of prosified verse laid out as prose on folios 5r to 5v, beginning "Then in the land shal be greatt warres" and ending "and be the cheeff makere of peace and vnytie." The text of the Marvels is punctuated with virgules, most of which coincide with line boundaries, as well as horizontal section divisions, most of which coincide with stanza boundaries.
Des lors, le roman prend la forme d'une course contre le silence, d'une confession essoufflee ou les phrases s'enchainent rapidement sans s'embarrasser de virgules ou de pauses.