at sign(redirected from at signs)
Also found in: Dictionary, Financial.
Related to at signs: Signs of pregnancy
This article is provided by FOLDOC - Free Online Dictionary of Computing (foldoc.org)
at sign(1) In a DNS record, the at sign (@) identifies the domain being referenced. See DNS records.
(2) The at sign (@) has become widely identified around the world due to its use in Internet email addresses and Twitter names. Officially called an "asperand," the at sign separates the recipient's name from the domain name in email; for example, email@example.com.
A Twitter Symbol
The at sign is a prefix to a member's name on Twitter; for example, @BarackObama is President Obama's Twitter name. See Internet address.
Copyright © 1981-2019 by The Computer Language Company Inc. All Rights reserved. THIS DEFINITION IS FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY. All other reproduction is strictly prohibited without permission from the publisher.