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number sign

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number sign

In some programming languages, the number sign (#), also called the "pound sign" and "hash sign," is used as a not-equals symbol. For example, the expression if amount # 500 means "if amount not equal to 500." See hash sign.
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Facebook is introducing hashtags, the number signs used on Twitter, Instagram and other services to identify topics being discussed and allow users to search for them.
But at the same time, we have had a number sign up to work with us.
For example, number 1 is the number sign plus the letter "a," number 23 would be the number sign plus the letters "b" and "c" and number 734 would be the number sign plus the letters "g, c and d" [ILLUSTRATION FOR ILLUSTRATION 2 OMITTED].
If a large number sign up for full-day classes, one bus route could be eliminated, but it is too early to say for sure without definitive enrollment numbers, Kane said.