number sign

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number sign

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number sign

In some programming languages, the number sign (#), also called the "pound sign," is used as a not-equals symbol. For example, the expression if amount # 500 means "if amount not equal to 500."
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5 Octothorpe - the hash symbol on a telephone handset
messages relating to a specific topic; (also) the hash symbol itself, when used
The firm said that phone numbers and email addresses will be replaced by hash symbols so nobody actually knows who the person is, even if they can track their behaviour.