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2 definitions found
 for single quote
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  single quote
      n 1: a single quotation mark

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

  single quote
  '
  apostrophe
  
      "'" ASCII character 39.
  
     Common names include single quote; quote; ITU-T: apostrophe.
     Rare: prime; glitch; tick; irk; pop; INTERCAL: spark;
     ITU-T: closing single quotation mark; ITU-T: acute accent.
  
     Single quote is used in C and derived languages to introduce
     a single character literal value which is represented
     internally by its ASCII code.  In the Unix shells and
     Perl single quote is used to delimit strings in which
     variable substitution is not performed (in contrast to
     double-quote-delimited strings).
  
     Single quote is often used in text for both open and close
     single quotation mark and apostrophe.  Typesetters use two
     different symbols - open has a tail going up, close and
     apostrophe have tails hanging down (like a raised comma).
     Some people use back quote (`) for open single quotation
     mark.
  
     (1998-04-04)
  

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