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4 definitions found
 for Virgule
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Virgule \Vir"gule\, n. [F. virgule, fr. L. virgula, dim. of
     virga. See Verge a rod.]
     A comma. [R.]
     [1913 Webster]
  
           In the MSS. of Chaucer, the line is always broken by a
           caesura in the middle, which is pointed by a virgule.
                                                    --Hallam.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  virgule
      n 1: a punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of
           information [syn: solidus, slash, virgule,
           diagonal, stroke, separatrix]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  38 Moby Thesaurus words for "virgule":
     band, bar, bend, bias, cross-hatching, dash, delineation, diagonal,
     dotted line, hachure, hairline, hatching, line, lineation, oblique,
     oblique angle, oblique figure, oblique line, rhomboid, score,
     scratch comma, separatrix, slant, slash, solidus, streak,
     streaking, striation, strip, stripe, striping, stroke,
     sublineation, transverse, underline, underlining, underscore,
     underscoring
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  virgule
  
      Rare, and ambiguous: slash or comma.
  
     "Virgule" (or rather, Latin "virgula", meaning "little rod"
     or, vividly enough, "little penis") was the name of a
     punctuation character shaped like a small slash and used in
     the Latin writing system much like a modern comma -- hence
     the ambiguity of this term in modern English.
  
     Compare French "virgule" and Italian "virgola", meaning
     "comma" (not "slash"); Italian "doppia virgola" and
     "virgoletta", both meaning "{double quote".
  
     (1997-04-08)
  

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