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underscore

(character)
_, ASCII 95.

Common names: ITU-T: underline; underscore; underbar; under. Rare: score; backarrow; skid; INTERCAL: flatworm.

See also left arrow.

underscore

The underscore character (_) is often used to make file, field and variable names more readable when blank spaces are not allowed. For example, NOVEL_1A.DOC, FIRST_NAME and Start_Routine.
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The Underscore baths feature clean, rectilinear lines and a contemporary look that complements many styles of decor and the deep bathing wells allow the user to sit almost totally immersed in water, providing the ultimate in bathing relaxation.
Rather than being put off or paralyzed by the vastness of the task, it is crucial to underscore the importance of small, achievable steps in reaching out to others.
The book underscores the importance for leaders to develop the critical skills they need to help them, their colleagues, and their organizations deal more effectively with conflict and move their organizations forward.
At the same time, as if to underscore the stakes, Republicans attacked the Democratic initiative this week, even before it was announced, as ``election-year hot air.
The directors determined that Corumel should reconsider its name, in order to underscore new management's desire to evolve the business of Corumel to become more international in scope and to diversify its assets and operations," said Prospero's president and CEO, Chris Roth.
Brazil's persistent heavy domestic-debt rollover needs underscore what Fitch has argued since last fall, namely, that improving public finances would be the key driver of any future rating upgrade.
The addition of support for the latest operating systems, compilers and databases, along with further functional enhancements to the SourcePro C++ Suite, underscore our ongoing commitment to support the needs of the professional developer, many of whom still look to C++ as their preferred programming language," said Shannon Lewis, senior product manager, Rogue Wave Software.
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Punctuating the poignant experiences highlighted in the advertising campaign, the emotional underscore of this music reinforces the ability of travel to serve as a trigger to the special moments in one's life.
The video Painting Transported by Mimes, 2005, also underscores the means of transport: Two performers carry an invisible painting--in
But this short-term problem underscores a worrisome, long-term issue.
A spate of recent incidents underscores the dangers of government usurpation of religious symbols and phrases.