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[Lat.,=point], the use of special signs in writing to clarify how words are used; the term also refers to the signs themselves. In every language, besides the sounds of the words that are strung together there are other features, such as tone, accent, and pauses,
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Dash

 

a punctuation mark in the form of a straight horizontal line (—). In the European writing systems, it has a space at either side.

In Russian punctuation, the dash indicates a pause between words or parts of a sentence. It is also used to emphasize intonations in written dialogue that are caused by the emotionality of utterances, and is used between a subject and predicate to replace a copula. In addition, the dash separates direct speech and introductory words from the rest of the sentence and separates coordinating conjunctions to emphasize contrast. The dash must be distinguished from the hyphen.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

dash

A flight made at a very high, or near maximum permissible, speed without taking into consideration high fuel consumption. A dash may be made in enemy territory at very low heights, ignoring high fuel consumption temporarily.
An Illustrated Dictionary of Aviation Copyright © 2005 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved

Amazon Dash

Virtual or physical buttons from Amazon that initiate an order to Amazon.com. Introduced in 2015 as part of the Amazon Prime membership and designed to make replenishing common household items easier, Dash buttons are programmed by the user to order a product. A number of staples including soap, paper products, diapers and soft drinks were selected for the initial service.

The Dash Replenishment Service (DRS)
Dash buttons let vendors create easy product reordering for their customers. See Amazon Echo and AmazonFresh.


Press, Click or Tap the Dash Button
A physical button (top) can be placed on or near an appliance; however, users must confirm orders to keep children from making purchases. Virtual buttons (bottom) are added to a user's Amazon Web page or mobile app. (Images courtesy of Amazon.com.)


Press, Click or Tap the Dash Button
A physical button (top) can be placed on or near an appliance; however, users must confirm orders to keep children from making purchases. Virtual buttons (bottom) are added to a user's Amazon Web page or mobile app. (Images courtesy of Amazon.com.)

dashboard

(1) See Mac Dashboard.

(2) A software-based control panel for one or more applications, network devices or industrial machines. Dashboards may display simulated gauges and dials that look like an automobile dashboard or a factory assembly line, or they may show business graphics such as pie charts, bar charts and graphs. An executive dashboard provides managers with an overview of the business, summarizing all pertinent data in one or two screens. The term may also be used to refer to any control panel application. See HMI.

(3) (Dashboard) An earlier Windows utility from Starfish Software that provided a centralized control panel for launching applications, finding files and viewing system resources. Originally developed by HP, it was later acquired by Starfish, a subsidiary of Nokia.
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Water fell softly on Dasher while he wagged his tail and began his two-hour spa and grooming experience with BarkPark.
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Dasher would take about an hour and a half before his spa session ends.
After Dasher's soapy shower, he is moved to the grooming table for a blow dry.
The groomer patiently brushed Dasher's fur, gently calling out his name and telling him to smile for the camera.
When the mini snowstorm inside the truck finally ended, along with the nail clipping and ear cleaning, Dasher's day was capped off with a spray of perfume and a dash of powder.
With the spa session done, Dasher hopped off the truck looking handsome, fresh, and squeaky clean.
Chasing a challenging total, Kuwait Dashers were held back by some brilliant bowling by Peter Connell and Razziq, losing two wickets.
Waseem Ashraf removed another two as Kuwait Dashers lost their way completely.